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  1. I'm so glad for the gas man!! Of course, you know we've all done this (I am thinking of a time the fire department came to unlock my darling baby girl from my car….I had locked her inside when my mind was foggy with a new pregnancy). Lovely!
    Hang in there dear.

  2. Oh Lordy Alison, you certainly have a way with words! I'm sure you couldn't see the funny side of it at the time, but you made me laugh…
    Don't you just love toddlers???

  3. I laughed so hard that tears actually rolled down my cheeks. Reminds of the time I was 9 months pregnant living in still-divided Berlin, W. Germany in a pre-war German apartment (my husband was in the U.S. Air Force). I was in a very narrow and deep German tub, turned to get the soap and got stuck sideways, no way out, couldn't even reach the blasted soap due to a humongous belly. Banged on the walls until someone called the military police who broke in our apartment and got me out. Talk about the most embarrassing day of my life! I guess I need to tell my son that story.

  4. Oh, what a beautiful morning, huh? I've called my mom and my best friends to read this to them. They are all HUGE Finley fans! Love ya! G.

  5. Alison – this would make a great tv show! I can just see it now…those church ladies in their floral dresses, hats, gloves & shoes and here comes the vintage housekeeper trotting down the side path in all her vintage glory! how funny …..been there done it too…but it is a little scary at the time being separated from your toddler by a locked door.

  6. Oh Alison! I have tears running down my face from laughing so hard. Thanks for sharing. And give that ornery little bugger a big hug from all of your housekeepers!

  7. Ah, funny stuff! Love that Finley to pieces…..but do tell. What exactly was that gasman's reaction to the disheveled, breathless, nightie gowned Alison?! Bet you made HIS day as well! (I miss being a Mommy…..once they turn 21 you are a "MOM"…generally spelled "A-T-M".)

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