I have the flu and my husband works 14hr days so I was really, really tired and the meds I'm on were really kicking my ass. I put my 3yo down for his nap in his crib, closed his door, and sat on the couch to watch a talk show. The next thing I knew, someone was banging on my door. It turned out to be my neighbor who had seen my son in the side yard between our two houses playing on his ride-on toy without me being around.
I'm still not sure how he got out of his crib, opened his door, got over the baby gate on the stairs, and opened the side door to go outside without my hearing him, but I'm so glad the neighbor found him! Now I've got plans to go to the store today to buy better locks for the house doors so he can't get out of the house again, and I'm not taking my meds today so I won't fall asleep like that again.
Has your child ever snuck out of the house before? What happened? What would you do if yours did sneak out like this?