Wednesday, June 10, 2009

If I were an ipod....

...and had been confiscated by a 15-month-old, where would I be? I've searched all the favorite spots for randomly hiding things, like between our mattresses (our insurance cards somehow got shoved in there - that one took months to find); the garbage (too many items to name, plus all the items we can't name because we never knew that's where they ended up. We're suspicious for all the missing cars though); inside the casing on the back of the elliptical machine (favorite car, that one also took months to find); in a random bin in a random cupboard full of hair supplies that I only look in once every few weeks (my doorstop - pretty hard to get the SUV stroller out the door without it...or at least without shredding all the paint on the walls and the door on the way out. Too bad I'd already bought a new one when I finally found that); the black hole behind the twins cribs (I swear we look there all the time and find random toys we've been looking for forever, Lightning McQueen cars, and of course old bottles, although this week a bottle finally turned up that we'd been looking for for a month. EW.); under the couch (almost a weekly sweep that turns up a gold mine of paraphernalia); kitchen cupboards, fridge drawers, random slots in various toys.... ugh. I'm out of ideas. I've even combed the house on all fours trying to think with the mentality of a 1 year-old. Anyone else got any suggestions from brilliant places your kids have hidden things?

I think that's what I get for not paying attention to my kids. And a chipped tooth. Yesterday. Ashton. Well, I think it was yesterday, that's how poorly I can keep track of my children, apparently. I think it must have been at the park while I was busy calming another of my crying children (for some other accident I also didn't see). So a friend was trying to console him, and was like, um, he doesn't really seem to want me. Yeah, no wonder he was mad. Although honestly, I need to get out my camera and look at pictures over the past few days to get a clue about whether it even was from yesterday. What if it's been there for days? Then I'm even lamer. But frankly I'm kind of mad. Now I have to look at that chip for the next 5 years or however long it takes for that tooth to be replaced! It's not that bad, but see? That's what I get.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, so sorry about the chipped tooth. It's no wonder, they are so active. I can report on the whereabouts of one mustard-colored Jeep child's toy car that came home in my suitcase in May. I will save it for your visit in July.

Perhaps your boys are about the age we put all the bathroom wastebaskets out of view (in the bathroom cupboards)about 46 years ago. They have not all remained there, but at least one of them has.

xoxoGrammy

Tennille said...

T was the worst at putting things in random places. I would always find things in my closet--especially in our dirty clothes hamper.

Good luck--hope you find it soon!

The Freemans said...

One of my children (we never did find out which one) flushed a golf ball down the toilet. The plumber couldn't even fix it...We had to replace the toilet...aren't they just so clever at that age!!!! Good luck finding your ipod!!!

todd & nicole said...

I totally forgot about that stage. I'm not sure I'm ready to go back to that. Now the only thing Hailee looses are her sock and that is because for some reason she can never remember to put them in the laundry basket. They end up under the couch, between the cushions, in her play kitchen (they make great grocery sacks), her doll house (sleeping bags) and probably 10 other places I haven't found yet. No wonder I'm always having to buy new socks for her. I hope you find you iPod soon.

Melanie said...

Bummer - Im sure you have exhausted your possibilities. I too have crawled on all fours through the house searching. It will turn up when you have stopped looking. Dont you hate that.

Laurie said...

Look in the fridge, drawers, shoes, church bag, tupperware, jacket pockets, box of clean diapers, and under any throw rugs. I would say the freezer, but that is up to high. (my car keys were there twice). Also grocery bags. Good luck.
Front teeth come out between kindergarten and second grade depending on how dentally advanced they are. Uhg! When he is about three, you can have it smoothed some or filled. It will be a way for people to tell them apart at church in nursery. Bright side to everything. Love L

Jess said...

I would look in the vcr.
My 19 month old loves to stick things in there.
I am hoping for your sake that it didn't end up in the garbage :(

SuburbiaMom said...

Your post title, "If I were an ipod...." has me singing it to the tune of "If I were a rich man" from Fiddler on the Roof.

Good luck finding it!!!

Our family said...

my kids love hiding things in the heating vents. Good luck!

Angela said...

Yeah, I was going to say that the title reminded me of "If I were a Rich Man," too. Funny! This post had me laughing so hard.

May I congratulate you on your correct spelling of "paraphernalia." Nice! Not that I am like, an English teacher, but spelling is just nerd-ly important to me.

LuAnn said...

Ours was missing for a week and showed up on the floor in Simon's room. I felt lucky. Maybe you'll get lucky, too.

Byron & Susan said...

Dexter chipped his tooth too, and I too am unaware how it happened-just smiled at me in the morning and I said to myself what happened to your tooth? ! Maybe the other kids will think their toughies and not push them around :) ipod needs lots of prayers to lead the way!!!

Julie said...

Any luck? Did you find the Ipod in time for the birthday party? I can't wait to hear about it!!!!

Julie

katya said...

great pictures... it's been raining here finally (it's actually been super dry here this year), and yet also warm this week. It's been cold enough in the previous week to need a scarf, so the heat is somewhat welcome. Glad you got a babysitter for the beach party.