I had to run something back to a neighbor and wasn't there more than four minutes. I took the older two with me because they can unlock the door, left the younger ones here. Before this I didn't think one could unlock the door, he is three and hadn't before. I have a top lock that I lock when I'm home so they can't break out. I got back and dd walked up to me, naked. Ds was back in the house and two worker men were standing there, they had walked into the street. I am so glad I didn't stay to visit and I know it happened within the last minute I was there because I was checking just in case to make sure they didn't get out.
So I am a complete fail as a mother and I am hoping cps doesn't show up at my door.
Edit: I know it was dumb. I have a lock at the top of the door so they can't get out when I am here and he can barely reach the lock. He was babygated in one room that is child proof. One bad judgement call doesn't mean I am a horrible mother, it means I had one bad judgement call and learned from it. Also, thank you to those that aren't bashing and realize that a tired parent without daddy around for weeks or months may have one bad judgement call. Dh already knows about it and I didn't hide it from him. To all those calling me a horrible mother, I have beat myself up for it, gotten a scare, and I can't tear myself apart more because I do that with anything even stupid small stuff and I've been working on stopping that. I learned, it isn't happening again. You don't know who I am even so you have no clue what kind of mother I am and what kind of person. I promise you would be the same person that would hate for someone to judge you by one event they see or what you wear and bash you for it without getting to know you. Sounds pretty dumb right? Yet you have no problem doing it to someone else. I learned from it, it was the first time I even left him alone, and it is the last.