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Friday, 26 March 2010

I want candy and I know where to get it. Cohen Stone just couldn't resist this glass case filled with sweets and teddy bears. He needed to satisfy his sweet tooth, so he managed to climb inside the machine and eat until his heart and tummy was content. You're saying what, right? Can you believe it. He figured out how to climb inside the machine, unfortunately he couldn't figure out how to climb out.

This adorable 2 year old toddler was at a party with his mother. She was playing with him in the arcade area, and turned for a few minutes to assist with the food coming to their table, and when she turned around Cohen had disappeared. Thinking that he couldn't possibly have gone far in that time frame she searched the room. To her surprise, Cohen was in the glass enclosed case filled with candy and teddy bears. Kyra, Cohen's mother, said she initially thought he had climbed through an opening in the back. When she checked the back there was no opening. She than searched the top of the machine, to her surprise there was no opening there either. The only way in was the opening where you collect your candy and/or toys.

When I read the article, I was thinking how that could be possible. How could a toddler maneuver their way inside that opening. Well, anyone who has a toddler or has raised one knows that they can end up in the most unbelievable situations. I remember my nephew getting his head stuck between the banister rails at my house. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how he got his head between the railing, but he did.

Cohen once again proved that a toddler can wiggled their way into anything. Frightened Kyra called a locksmith to open the hatch door. While the locksmith was at work, they kept the toddler occupied and cool by opening the chute so they could blow air through it and by having Cohen eat one of the lollipops and throwing the teddy bears down the chute. Kyra said she phoned her husband to tell him what happened, but he initially thought she was joking. I think I would have thought the same way. He finally heard the fear in her voice and realized it wasn't a joke.

This brave mom captured the experience on video once she felt confident that her son would be removed safely. Can you image watching this family video on a Friday or Saturday night. Thank goodness the toddler was removed safely. It will be a long time before I will be able to walk by one of those machines and not think of him. I'll be holding my grandson's hands a little tighter when we encounter one as well.

As your child wiggled their way into an unbelievable and heart felt situation? Tell us about it, we would love to hear from you.


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