Jennifer Garner gets locked out of car by her two year old

Jennifer Garner had a mommy’s moment of panic while out shopping yesterday in Brentwood with her daughter Violet, 2 and a half. Violet got into the family Lexus while clutching the key, locking herself inside. Garner was able to tell her daughter how to open the door, and she finally managed to do it after about two minutes. There were enough photographers there to help if it came to that, but it’s still got to be stressful to get locked out of your car by your two year old.

My son is now three and a half and he gets a huge kick out of locking me out on the porch. He knows how to unlock the door, but he stands there and laughs for a while until he decides to let me back in. I try to act like I don’t care so that he doesn’t have any incentive to do it again.

Thanks to the Daily Mail for the heads up on this story.

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  1. vdantev says:

    Two words, Jennifer: keyless entry.

    I know you can afford it.

    Phoebe McForehead is looking pretty nice though.

  2. Bellatrix says:

    elisha : I believe she’s wearing two rings. Her wedding band is butterfly-less (if that’s a butterfly though)…

    As for this story, it all ended well after only two minutes which makes it a funny post to read.
    As a nanny, I’ve been locked out of houses a few times and it has taken me sometimes a lot more than just two minutes to get back in.

  3. Anna says:

    I can’t help but think that if I were in her shoes, I wouldn’t like to have every moment under such scrutiny. It must have been a stressful two minutes of panic at first and then something she and Ben will laugh about for years and somehow, if I were her, seeing such private, innocent moments of motherhood splashed over the tabloids would irk me a bit. I don’t get why these people don’t get the hell out of Hollywood, they have money enough.

  4. Roma says:

    But how gorgeous is that child!

  5. momoftwins says:

    ugh… I did this last Sunday at the grocery store in 90 degree heat. 5 minutes, 1 fire truck, a cop and a tow truck driver later & they were out. Thankfully they’re fine, I felt like a jackass though!

  6. bc says:

    yep, it’s happened to me before too.. aweful feeling!!

  7. CJ says:

    I once locked the my kid in the car, strapped in his car set WITH the car running.

    Luckly it was winter and I *DID* have the heat running so he wasn’t cold, but it sure was HOT when we got the door opened. The locksmith who raced to help me said I wasn’t the first and I sure wasn’t gonna be the last :lol:

    But I still felt like crap though :oops:

  8. devilgirl says:

    I got locked out of a car once by a Beagle!

  9. Mr.Stinkyfishface says:

    At least she didn’t lock her infant in a running car outside of a preschool, like one of the parents at my preschool did….

    That was scary.

    However a firetruck, locksmith, and 2 police cars later, all was well.

  10. Tammy says:

    My stupid ass ex husband managed to lock us all out of the car while waiting to take my 2 day old daughter home from the hospital. At least she wasn’t in there. I have locked my kids in the car too. As far as the keyless entry, it clearly says that the kid had the key in her hand, as well as in the photos…

  11. AC says:

    anna…. perhaps they love what they do? … and want to continue doing it?

  12. Emily says:

    Is that a dent on her vehicle, wonder how she got that?

  13. kate says:

    @ devilgirl: please…..elaborate!

  14. Anna says:

    AC: I didn’t mean stop acting and working, I meant physically relocating somewhere where the press won’t tail them quite as much. Ben and Jen seem like a fairly down to earth, healthy couple with a gorgeous daughter and I can’t imagine they love having paparazzi following them around as much as they do. I wouldn’t.

  15. greer says:

    Ohhh. Toddlers are dangerous people. Never trust them.

  16. Trashaddict says:

    Explain to me why the 2 year old was holding the key in the first place? I’ve always approached parenting from the viewpoint of what dangerous thing are they likely to do next and how can I prevent it? I bet Jennifer will not be letting her hold the keys again when they are out…which is not to say that I don’t feel for her.

  17. Brandi says:

    I locked myself out of my car and i have keyless entry so just because you have it doesn’t mean you can’t lock yourself out. Don’t worry Jennifer every parent isn’t perfect thats why we are human…

  18. Rosy J says:

    Violet is one adorable child. Her mom is pretty cute too. This happens more than we think. Only difference here, papz taking pics does not help the situation. Jen is still an amazing mom in my book. Love her.

  19. CeeJay says:

    Ahhh. That’s why they invented the magnetic stash key. I’ve got a great hiding place under the vehicle and I’ve used it many times!

  20. Rosy J says:

    CeeJay, you just revealed to all the car thieves out there where to look for the keys to your car.

  21. lola says:

    Bless her, I would have panicked and with all those cameras around, I would have majorly flipped.

  22. Leah says:

    I think Jennifer Garner is so cute. I loved “Catch and Release”….

  23. WOWgirl says:

    Rosy J: Uhhhhh, where else would CeeJay put her hide-a-key except under the vehicle? Not too many hiding places on top of the car. Seriously, that didn’t give anything away since there are lots of places to hide…a…key.

    As for Jennifer, this whole article made me giggle. I’m expecting baby #5 and I can certainly say my other 4 kiddos have pulled quite a few tricks over on me. To think what this new one will try… frightens me!!! HA! :)

  24. Annex says:

    I’m with Greer, verry dangerous people, toddlers…especially those with ‘modern parents’

  25. MahMEEEE says:

    Oh thank God I’m not the first! My daughter likes to play with the key fob and knows not to press the BEEP BEEP button. I was so proud :D But since she pressed the Lock button and then threw the keys across the car (and yes it was at daycare) we are finding new things to play with.

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