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Toomuchbooty Thu 03-Nov-16 19:07:43

So picking my dc up today he was messing about while I tried to strap him in so I got into the seat next to him, shut the door so as to give all the other parents room to get passed and strapped him in, turn to get out of the car and guess what

The chuffing bloody stupid shitting child lock is on isn't it!! I'm stuck in the back of my own car with every parent in chrisingdom walking past with their kids!

I attempted to climb through the gap, something I haven't done since I was about 10 and didn't have the rather impressive behind I have now, cultivated over the years with Ben and Jerrys and crisps!

I tried ever conceivable limb first in an attempt to squeeze through with no success, all the time I'm sure I had a crowd of 50 people watching, and quite possibly was making the car shake somewhat with the exertion!

This escape attempt was interrupted randomly with my DC asking what I was doing and can we just go now?! hmm

How did I escape you ask? Firstly I rang my sister who lives close, she didn't answer, so I did the only thing I could in the situation, I waited til nearly all the parents had gone, targeted one straggler I had not seen before, knocked on the window when they got close and just did a pathetic help me face while pointing at the door handle and mouthing 'can you open my door please'

So I can never take my child to that school again can I?! sadconfused

AllStar14 Thu 03-Nov-16 19:11:48


Rainydayspending Thu 03-Nov-16 19:12:42

Why not open window and open handle?

Manumission Thu 03-Nov-16 19:13:40

😂 Nope.

You'll need to hire a nanny.

Rainydayspending Thu 03-Nov-16 19:14:38

Or get slim child to get in the front and turn the key, enabling electric windows.

ThatStewie Thu 03-Nov-16 19:15:01

Never mind the school. You need to move continents.grin

Lumpylumperson Thu 03-Nov-16 19:15:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fairybella Thu 03-Nov-16 19:15:49

You are the bestest funniest person ever 🏆

Ps i took have do this blush

reallyanotherone Thu 03-Nov-16 19:15:55

Where was the key? Doesn't the car have central locking?

ALongTimeComing Thu 03-Nov-16 19:18:55

Omg why did you not roll down the window smileshock

featherpillow Thu 03-Nov-16 19:19:28

😂 I love it

Toomuchbooty Thu 03-Nov-16 19:19:52

I also had the window locks on which I had put on days earlier due to DC discovering his button and opening it constantly!

I had the keys but they child lock was on so they didn't help!! sad

That confirms it, I'll elope tomorrow!! confused

luckylucky24 Thu 03-Nov-16 19:20:41

I would have sent a child into the front. Or wound the window down as pp said. Or simply reached into the front around the driver seat and opened it.

I am sure all these suggestions will be very useful for next time grin

Ginmakesitallok Thu 03-Nov-16 19:25:39

Roll down window and ask someone to open the door?

crabbiearses Thu 03-Nov-16 19:30:47

the exact same thing happened to me too, i had a laugh about it and moved on .

WalterWhitesNipple Thu 03-Nov-16 19:31:36

why didn't you turn off the child lock from the front?

41coffeeslater Thu 03-Nov-16 19:34:01

Missed a whole church wedding for the same reason. DD needed feeding so I sat in the back of the car to bf. Child lock was on and didn't want to risk laddering tights by climbing forward or waking sleeping baby in the process. I waved at a few random passers by outside but they just sort of smiled like I was mad and walked on. DH let me out at the end thinking it was very funny, hadn't been at all concerned that I wasn't in the church.
I feel your pain!!

WiMoChi Thu 03-Nov-16 19:34:05

Oh god. I've done this in a shopping centre car park. Had to ask a bemused man stranger to help. And I had no shoes on somehow!

RichardBucket Thu 03-Nov-16 19:35:08

YABU. Not taking him to school won't guarantee you never see any of the witnesses again. You probably need to emigrate. And change your identity just in case.

DearMrDilkington Thu 03-Nov-16 19:41:38

This is the funniest thing I've ever readgringrin.

Why did nobody question you trying to escape out of your car window and check to see if you needed assistance?shock

Charmed18 Thu 03-Nov-16 19:41:40

grin That's so funny! Why didn't you get your child to go through to front and open drivers door and then go out and open passenger door for you? Depends on the kind of kid you have though I suppose. Some might run off and leave you stranded smile

Clandestino Thu 03-Nov-16 19:42:34

I'm sitting here, squeaking with laughter. Thank you for that. Thursday evening just got more cheerful.

You can never ever show your face near the school. I suggest a full facial plastic surgery.

devuskums Thu 03-Nov-16 19:50:14

Some cars with central locking have brilliant feature...when you hold down the unlock button on the key/remote the windows open, hold down the lock button and they close!! Fab in summer to let the heat out while you pack the boot and strap in the kids.....or to open windows to escape child locks!!

BastardGoDarkly Thu 03-Nov-16 19:52:47


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