Lost and Found

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My mom (aka Gaga) is visiting right now and we’re having a little mini summer break with the kids.  I’m working from home partial days today and tomorrow and then Dennis and I are both taking all of next week off!   Yay for family and fun!

082Today the kids were both home with Gaga and me.  They were watching Disney Junior while Gaga and I had coffee and chatted outside.  I was planning to watch the USA vs. Germany World Cup soccer match so I set the DVR to record it.

Around 9:45 a.m., I decided to start the game but couldn’t find the remote control.  I turned the living room upside down looking for it.  Gaga helped search and we asked the kids if they’d seen it.  Finally, I said to my mom, “I’m starting to suspect the kids more.”

I asked Sienna, “Honey, have you seen the remote?”

“Nope,” she promptly replied.

“Well, help me look please,” I responded.

“Maybe someone hid it,” she suggested.

Of course.

“Sienna, where did you hide the remote?”

She led me into her brother’s room where the kids had been playing.  She reached into a bin of stuffed animals in his closet and retrieved the remote.

It all made sense now.  The last time I’d seen the remote was when I recorded the game.  She and Teo went into his room shortly afterwards.  She didn’t want me to change the channel to watch the game so she cleaverly hid the remote.

My feelings were conflicted.  I giggled at first both out of relief that we found the remote and tickled at her creative, devious act.  But, it was also very annoying that I’d wasted all that time searching.  So, I tried to surpress the giggles while I sternly pointed out to Sienna that what she did was really unkind and she could never do it again.

Later that afternoon, we were getting ready to go to the park down the street.  Sienna was putting her shoes on and approached my computer.  “Mom, I can’t find my other shoe!”  At first I tried to be helpful and suggest where it may be.  She was whinning and kept complaining about not being able to find her shoe, so I had a little fun with her.

“Well Sienna, why don’t you look for another twenty minutes and then I’ll tell you where I hid it?”

My mom and I cracked up!  Alas, Sienna didn’t think it was very funny.

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