Mama Diaries

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Locked in the Mall

Before I tell you my story, I have an announcement to make. (No, I'm not pregnant - I don't think.)  Here's my announcement:  I passed hair inspection at the dance studio!  Do you remember the utter failure I was at my first attempt to get my daughter's hair in the appropriate hairdo for the competition dance team?  Well, I redeemed myself today.  The owner said it looked good, and I passed!  Yay me! 

Okay.  Now for the story.

"Mom," my daughter said last night.  "I'm out of clothes.  Nothing fits.  We have to go shopping."

"Now?" I asked, looking at the clock.  "It's late.  The mall will be closing soon."

"I need clothes," she said.  "We have to go now."

I sighed.  "All right. Fine. Let's go."

We drove to the mall and went in.  We had fifteen minutes until it closed.  "This is not a good idea," I said.  "You never find something in fifteen minutes!"

"Yes, I will!"

She didn't.

"Okay," I said.  "We have to get out of here."

"No, not until I find something!"

"We'll do this tomorrow.  Just wear what you have on now."


I dragged the girl to the exit.  Except when we tried to get out, we couldn't.  The doors were locked.  We were stuck in the mall!

"Are you kidding?" I asked.

Long story short, we had to find the guard to let us out.  Could you imagine what it would have been like to have spent a night at the mall?  Major horror story!  Lesson learned - never listen to a tween!



  1. Oh, I SO remember the days of dance hair...and how much work it was to get it just right. I had to laugh a little at your getting locked in the mall. It almost happened to my teenager and I this past summer~

  2. congrats on the hair pass. haha might be fun to spend a night in the mall

  3. I'm glad I popped in to see what the fuss was about. It would make for a very interesting story if you didn't get out for...say a week. Did I read it right? You may be pregnant? Hmm... Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate you and your wonderful blog posts. :-)

    1. No, I'm not pregnant - at least as far as I know! Thanks for stopping by blog! Glad you are enjoying the posts.

  4. Congrats on passing the hair inspection!

    Locked in the mall? That would be quite a story! Glad you escaped. :)

  5. Well done on the hair test. :)
    Must have been such a relief to get out of the mall.One of my previous jobs was setting up booths and event stages inside the mall after closing hours and the worst experience was having all the toilets locked and since it was a big mall with security roving in a golf cart, it was hard to find them. I had to catch their attention by dancing in front of a CCTV camera. :)

  6. Glad you managed to get out of the Mall.

    Thanks for the lovely comment.

  7. That sounds like a tween's dream and a mom's nightmare!!! Glad you made it out! And congrats on the successful hairdo...those types of things are so beyond my skill level!

    1. LOL! I'm sure if you ever become a dance mom, you'll figure it out!

  8. Fear not! There's always someone in the mall to let you out. Or you can break a window and the police will show up to help you depart.