I woke up today and the sky was blue. Everything seemed to be going according to plan. All of us up, dressed and sorted, Science Sparks launched and off to the zoo!
We were back by lunchtime and again it still seemed to being going all too smoothly; all three went straight down for a sleep and I managed to get the house straight before my Mum turned up for the afternoon. I had been thinking that I had a few jobs to do in town and that having Mum around would be helpful so we packed all the little ones up and got them in the car to go. As I was finishing strapping Little Madam in I heard the click of the front door as Mum came round to the side of the car.
Me: Err Mum you haven’t just shut the front door have you?
Mum: No darling you just push it.
Me: No Mum it doesn’t push, it is shut and I don’t have the keys! We are locked out!
The back door was locked – I now had three little ones in the car and all their stuff on the inside. I opened the garage and scouted round the back. Because I had not done the last checks on the house the lounge window was still ajar but it is a bit on the skinny side.
Me: Mum – you think you can get in there?
Mum: You cheeky mare, you’ll fit!!
So we moved a table and I legged it up to the window and somehow amazingly managed to get through. We did have a slight sticking point at the butt area but with a lot of wedging and squeezing I got in!
|I squeezed the that top window! Needless to say they will be locked from now on!|
So this was the first crime of the day! Me breaking and entering my own home!
We got everything in the car and headed on into town.
We started to get some jobs sorted and after a little look in the Paperchase sale (I am a sucker for paper and pens) my Mum led the kids on to distract them in The Early Learning Centre. I joined them in there and shoved my purse in my handbag.
Leaving the ELC and I discover that my purse is no longer there. It has not fallen out, it has only been 10 minutes since I put in there and we had been stationary for most of it, so in that space of time in the shop it has been stolen! Second crime of the day! I was distraught, it has £50 in cash and I never have cash, it was my saved tutor money and I was on my way to buy the twins backpacks with reins so I can actually have them out the pushchair. I was beside myself. I spent the rest of the afternoon going to banks and cancelling my cards and reporting to the police and the shop assistants who were wonderful. It come to light that the only other people in the shop at the time were 3 other mother’s. I just could not believe it!
There is however no other explanation but I am so sad one mother would do this to another. So a very crap day had by me. I was so worried going home to tell my hubby and get the ‘I told you, you are too trusting…have your handbag on you at all times’ lecture but he was so good to me and I think he knew I knew that anyway.
I suppose on reflection somewhere like the ELC is the perfect place to pick pocket. You are usually distracted and who would suspect someone with a pushchair.
So that was me today, first being the ‘robber’ and then being robbed!