Sunday, February 8, 2009

Locked

So while I was getting ready the other day Rock was playing in his room and in the hallway. At one point, he closed the door and said "Uh oh" but he says this almost every time he closes the door unintentionally so I didn't think anything of it.
But, when I went to open the door to his room, it was locked. While mentally telling myself not to freak out, I called Rock over to the door and tried to get him to push the button on the handle. I jiggled the handle around for extra effect, but alas, he couldn't quite figure out what I wanted him to do. But he wasn't distressed so I didn't get distressed.
Instead, I got on the internet and looked up how to pick a lock. Turns out all you need is a paperclip and/or a dull knife. Please ignore our gross carpet in the picture above.
After a few tries with the paperclip, I tried the knife and the door opened smoothly.
Except for unrolling a few paper towels that I had mistakenly left in there, Rock did not destroy his room.
We ate some guacamole and chips to celebrate his freedom.
**FYI, all the pictures of the unlocking were taken AFTER Rock was rescued. I made sure he was safe before I documented the event for this blog!**

9 comments:

Susanna said...

Loving the leisure suit, Rock.

Lynn said...

At least he was locked in somewhere reasonably safe, like his room and not, say, alone with roam of the ENTIRE HOUSE!!! Not that I would know anything about that...

love the disclaimer.

Bethany said...

How long did this McGuyver move take you?

ChrisandMissy said...

Good work locksmith.
A week ago, Anna locked our bathroom door but closed it from the outside so she wasn't locked in. I didn't discover her trick though until I went to use the bathroom...and couldn't, until I picked the lock. Kids.

Christel said...

It looks like you have the kind of doors where you can just stick a straightened paperclip in the little hole on the knob and it unlocks it.

(I have two brothers who locked doors all the time when they were little)

Beth said...

Okay, so we have OLD door knobs that are not about to be opened with a knife or paperclip... I have had to unscrew the handles off of the door completely at least twice! You would think I would get smart and just replace them with lock-less knobs, after all, children who lock the doors are never up to anything good :-)

Nick, Annie, Aiden, Sophie and Clip said...

:)
I'm glad he is such a good boy and did not destroy anything (or himself) while waiting.
~annie

Katie said...

So are you hauling out the doorknob safety thingies now? We have used up all 4 that came in our package and I wish I had a few more. Erin is a stinker.

Fix said...

As it turns out, Rock loves to lock doors, but he can now also unlock them. Let's hope he understands instructions next time.