Friday, October 24, 2008

Searching for Pinky




I have been a mom for almost 13 years now. I have spent a large percentage of that time helping my two children search for their beloved stuffed animals that they claim they desperately need to fall asleep. My oldest daugther had Lambie Pie that she fell asleep with every night. She later added "Dog" to the mix. I have found these animals in obscure places. When she was little I would stumble across them while not looking for them. Like behind the blinds or in a foot stool that has a lid. Each time I would send a silent prayer of thanks to God for helping me locate these beloved items before a bedtime crisis ensued. Paige is outgrowing her Lambie Pie attachment. Now we search for cell phones, etc.


The latest search....

About four days ago my youngest daughter realized that Pinky was missing. Missing in action...Not there to hold and snuggle with her at night. We searched our house over. Underbeds, turned over toyboxes, rummaged thru clothes (clean and dirty)...nowhere was Pinky to be found.


As a mom the other thing I have done during all my free time is change the empty rolls on the toilet paper left for me. You ask what do these two have in common. Well I'll tell you. Last night I went into the bathroom in my master bedroom to sit and have a moment to myself and looked over and not even a square was left on the toiletpaper roll. So I opened up the cabinet directly in front of me that conveniently stores all the extra toiletpaper rolls and who did I SEE!

You guessed it. NONE OTHER THAN PINKY HERSELF.


Why wouldn't I have checked that cabinet before. What was I thinking???? That seems like a logical place to leave your favorite stuffed animal. Thank you God for once again revealing the hiding place of Pinky.

Amen.


12 comments:

BPOTW said...

The culprit! My littlest one always misplaces her sippy and comes to me, "bippy! bippy!" and expects me to search the house for it. I'm training her to keep track of it...but it's a...long...process... :)

Thanks for submitting your post!

The Farmer Files said...

Ohhh I definitely say a prayer of thanksgiving when I find our lost lovies!!!

Much aloha from Hawaii!!! Mahalo for stopping by my blog! I hope to "see" you in Hawaii again!!

Melissa B. said...

Greetings from Virginia, which, of course, is for Lovers, Politics & History! Thanks so much for dropping in for my BATW Day in the Sun...Love your blog & REALLY love this particular post! Please drop by to see me again sometime soon!

Jenn said...

Just wanted to thank you for stopping by on my BATW tour day, sorry I'm getting back to you so late .

EmmaP said...

how cute! i remember when i was little and lost my teddy bear. i finally found it (well - my dad did) on a plant shelf... i was like "oh yeah! i was tossing him around before dinner, and he must have gotten tossed up there!"

thanks for stopping by my blog by the way! loved your comment about the recycle/reuse regarding the wardrobe!!! hahaha!

Julie said...

lol, I get so upset when my little one looses his cat. Our apartment was soooo small, honestly where could it go? One time it was under my tissue holder...why I even ventured to look under it... is totally God, and I thank Him we found it!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Our twins leave their "blankies" everywhere - and of course they have to have THOSE specific blankets for bedtime. No similar stand ins will be accepted. I think that I keep track of blankie location just as carefully as I keep track of child location...

TMI said...

I want a lamby pie and dog of my own to help me sleep. I'm recently dealing with some insomnia, and I'm certain some fuzzy little creatures will do the trick! cute.

cityfarmer said...

pretty cute place for pinky!!!!

I loved our chat...please, let's do it again....also blogging at
http://savvycityfarmer.blogspot.com

Mamasphere said...

It used to be binkies for us. My daughter would leave them in the most obscure places, lol. Thank goodness we're past that stage.

Michele said...

Wow! You have become the comment queen Miss Joy! Great post. Jared has an old sheet that he calls "baby" that I have been wanting to blog about. It is torn to shreds now and so many times I thougth we had lost it. At 10 years old, he won't let me take certian pictures because he says I'll put it on my blog! One day I will sneek and do a post about it becasue I have a feeling this blog will be my scapbook!

Louise, Carmine Superiore, Italy said...

The mother of a friend of mine is always losing things. Recently, she made a personal pilgrimage to the Basilica of St Anthony in Padova. She told me she wanted to say thank-you. St Anthony is known as the 'finder of lost things' and she knew exactly how much she owed to him!
Thank-you for your comment on my BPOTW - I hope you achieve your dream.