one more funny story to share (sorry brandon, i have to do it) he doesn't share my excitement or laughter in the situation but i know you will.
last night i was at my aunt's house with my dad and my sister so brandon was home alone with the kids. that's not the funny part. brandon often is at home, alone, with the kids and they have much fun, singing and playing the guitar...they're naturals. anyways, i digress...it began raining, not a torrential down pour but none the less, raining. brandon went outside to try and get our sometimes not so smart dog, maddie, to either come inside or go to the shed. she was resisting. while outside, my "precious" little 2 year old ella, decided to climb up on a chair and.....lock the door on dad. yep that's right, it's raining and she locked the door. so he proceeded to bang on the door and she gets off the chair and walks away. in walks jakob to the living room and looks at the door and also, walks away. i'm laughing harder as brandon's telling me the story, he unfortunately was not. he then walks around to the front of the house, in the rain, and goes to the front door where he "claims" to ring the doorbell for five minutes (really, five minutes?) with ringing and banging going on....jakob slowly walks to the front door and looks out the shade and very seriously asks "what are you doing outside dad?" and then FINALLY opens the door for brandon, who isn't soaked but very, very unhappy.
so what can you do, right? i'm afraid if i was there, i would have laughed my patooshky off, so maybe good thing that i wasn't. all in all a good night...and brandon ended up being okay, in case you were wondering.
i hope that served as some comic relief for you! have a wonderful friday and lock someone out in the rain!