Today, I was playing outside with my kids and suddenly remembered all of the times I've been locked out of my house. It's November. It's getting cold (brrrr). And, it's getting dark earlier. Winter is that time of year where you really don't want to be locked out of your house without your keys.
New moms & dads are so busy remembering the diapers, the bottles, the pacifier, the extra clothes, and most importantly, the baby, that sometimes getting out the door is the only thing that's on your mind. Then, when your kid gets a little older, they have the ability to lock YOU out! It's happened to me and so many other mommies. It's one of those things that can be sort of funny until it happens to you.
So, make sure you have a neighbor or friend nearby with keys. Or just have a spare pair hidden somewhere. Because one day you will be playing outside with your kids, and the door will shut, but, this will be one less thing you have to worry about!