Monday, June 29, 2009

What's gonna work? Teamwork!

You might recognize my title if your child (you) watches The Wonder Pets. Well, it was true for us yesterday when we left Church. The Triplets LOVE taking the elevator at Church. As many buildings in Birmingham are, our Church is on a hill. We park on the first floor and take the elevator to the second floor to the auditorium for Church. Everything was going like normal yesterday in the elevator on the way down. That is the CFO and I were telling the kids not to put their hands on the doors (the elevator has two as you walk in one door and out the other) and not to touch the alarm or call for help buttons.

Then all of a sudden I hear the CFO yell "Help, his arm is stuck!" William seems to be our "special" child that does the things that sends our adrenaline rushing. Yep, he was putting his hand where he shouldn't, between the door and the elevator. It is SUCH and inviting crack and just the right size for a toddler's hand but it turned out to be a bit too small for the arm:) His arm was stuck just before the elbow with the rest of his arm sandwiched between the door and the elevator. That is when I learned that while an elevator door will re-open in something gets in it's way of closing it WILL NOT re-close if something gets in it's way of opening. LOVELY!

We quickly pushed the call for help button and started trying to force a bit more space between the door and the elevator to get him free. After what seemed forever he was free! It was probably only 20 seconds but it seemed like FOREVER! Luckily he just got a few scrapes but we now know why Mommy and Daddy say not to touch the door!

Jackson and Addison help the CFO water some flowers that we need to plant. William was still taking advantage of his afternoon nap.

Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have. Today can be a healthy unusual day for you -- and for others -- if you take time to give someone a smile . . . to express a word of kindness . . . to lend a helping hand to someone in need . . . to write a note of gratitude . . . to give a word of encouragement to someone who is temporarily overcome with problems . . . to share a portion of your material possessions with others.
William Arthur Ward


1 comment:

HEART said...

So glad to hear all is well.
He may have a small fear of elevators now~ I got caught/stuck/trapped in one when I was 17. I still don't like them (some 10+ years later)