Sounds scary.  Trapped.  Can't get out.  Screaming.  Crying.

Riley and Julia were trapped this morning.  Both girls were ready for church so they went in the playroom to play before we had to leave.  Jeremy and I were both hanging out with them.  We have a huge oversized lawnmower box at the side of the room.  I swore it would only last a week, maybe two at the most.  We've now had it for almost a year and a half.  It's indestructible!  Jeremy added a door at the bottom with two windows on the sides and a sunroof in the top.  It's a dream castle.  Truly awesome.

Riley decides to crawl into the box.  Julia decides to crawl in the box while dragging her car behind her, bending down and pulling the car into the box.  As she is pulling the car, the handle breaks off the back of the car.  Riley is crying because Julia is poking her with the handle.  Then Julia pulls the car towards the box and Riley pulls the car.  The car gets jammed in the doorway on its side - tire behind the door on one side and the steering wheel stuck on the other.  Neither girl can get it free.

So they are trapped.  I decide to see if I can wedge it in and can't.  Both girls look totally desperate to get out.  They're both crying hard.  Jeremy starts laughing.  I start laughing.  Madi looks totally confused as she walks in to see both girls crying and us laughing hysterically.

Solution:  Jeremy picks up the entire box and both girls crawl out - still crying.

Moral of the story:  If you want a good laugh, just mix a toddler, a preschooler, a box and a car.

The vehicle Julia was dragging in.

The box.


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