Next I'll Lose My Marbles... or maybe I already have
Having children can be hectic.
This week I have lost a winter coat and a pair of shoes.
Wait. I personally did not lose these things. They aren’t even my possessions. My children have lost these things. I don’t understand how something like a pair of shoes that I just saw on your feet the day before could now suddenly be gone! Poof! The coat I can understand. It was taken off and left behind.
Given the fact that I can’t keep track of larger items I had a bit of a moment this morning at the orthodontist. Jackson was just fitted for a device to widen his upper jaw. I have to take a teeny tiny little pin and put it in his mouth twice a day to turn the device. The hygienist handed it over to me and I actually laughed. “I have to keep track of this little thing when I have already lost track of a winter coat and a pair of shoes this week!” (and it is only Tuesday!) Thankfully, I was told if I lost it to just call and they could give me another one. I wish now I had asked for an extra right away! Knowing how hectic life has been lately it is almost a guarantee I will misplace this tiny key, a child will find a way to use it and play with it, or the dog will eat it! I already know I can’t use duct tape to fix it like I did the old pair of shoes that I had to send Tyce in when we couldn’t find his shoes!
Having kids is hectic and sometimes I like to use George Castanza’s father’s line, “Serenity Now!” I figure I’ll get there when they have all moved out. ;)