Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Losing my mind

I've lost my mind. It's somewhere out there, but I can't seem to find it.
And with my mind, went my memory.

Today I got the kids ready to get in the car to run errands and couldn't find my keys. We looked everywhere, but still no keys. Finally after about an hour of searching we gave up. I sent the kids out to play and settled down for a day at home instead of errands. Then Dominic took a pretty bad spill on his bike and I went out to check on him. He was fine, but you'll never guess what I found sitting on the spoiler of the red car? My keys!
I had taken them outside last night to open the trunk so Jon and I could finish emptying it after our trip on Sunday. Thankfully Jon took my car to work this morning because we hadn't put Caitlin's carseat back together yet and so I needed his car with the carseats in it. Can you imagine what would have happened if he'd taken off in the red car w/ my keys on the spoiler. Not good things! And I would have always wondered what happened.
Unfortunately this isn't the only instance of my mind leaving me. When we were at my cousin's house Dominic asked me if he could have dessert because he'd eaten his vegetables. I told him there wasn't dessert. I should know - I'd helped prepare lunch. But then a few minutes later my cousin asked me whether she should get plates or bowls out for the dessert. I looked at her blankly and she reminded me that I had brought dessert for lunch. Sigh! Is it lying to your child if you tell him an untruth because you simply couldn't remember?
At least my cousin had a good laugh. =)

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