Hey back again

another question. sorry guys.
hope you can keep up:

basically i have a diggin game. players control the spade with the arrow keys, press space to make it go to the next frame in that movie clip and make an animation play that has a code halfway through that digs up dirt.
what i’m really stuck with is i have no idea how to make the player not be able to move the spade when the digging animation is playing.

any help would be so appreciated.