Friday, December 3, 2010

Now you see it, now you don't...

My son lost his backpack three minutes before the bus was supposed to be here this morning.

When I told him to put his backpack on because it was time to go, he reached back to feel for it, only to realize it wasn't there anymore, where it had just been seconds before.

The look of terror and confusion on his face was actually comical.  Apparently going to school without a backpack in first grade is a serious offense.

He started pacing in circles trying to find it, walking/running in and out of all the rooms, getting more anxious by the second.  The problem is, when Ryan is looking for something, he's never actually looking.

It's one of the things that drives me mad.  I tell him to look for something, he comes back to me a minute later because he can't find it, and then I realize it's been right in plain sight the whole time.

This morning he started the blame game.  He yelled, "I had it on in the kitchen.  Somebody must have moved it!"

No, dude, nobody moved it.  You took it off somewhere, and now you don't remember where you put it.

I started wandering around myself, trying to find it...and I couldn't find the damn thing either.  It was like it vanished into thin air.

I told him if the bus got here, he was going without it.

He shrieked, "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!," as if I had just told him he was being shipped off to boarding school.

Luckily for him, this story has a happy ending.

I went into his bedroom one last time, with seconds to spare, and found it on the floor between two book shelves.

So there you have it, another fabulous morning with my son, the knucklehead.

Never a dull moment.

At least it's Friday...

I'm going to war with my pre-lit Christmas tree this weekend.  I'll fill you in on the details when I'm done.

1 comment:

  1. I hate to tell you because this looking for something and not seeing it is a guy thing. I can't tell you have many times I have asked Gpa to find something and he tells me it's not there. When I go look it's right in front of him...gma