Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Little Miss Trouble

This little girl brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers yesterday.  The first time, she rang the doorbell and ran off before I could get to the door.  When I opened the door, I found a heap of flowers on the doorstep.  I could hear rustling in the side yard, and knew my flower-picker was closeby.  So, I closed the door and waited a few seconds.  Then, I heard a knock on the door again.  This time, when I opened it, she was holding the flowers, and said "Pwetty yewow fwowers for you, momma!"  She still doesn't say her "l" and "r" sounds very well, which was exactly my problem when I was a little girl too.  In fact, I still have to work hard to say those sounds, as they are difficult for me to pronounce, for some reason.

Later in the evening, we were at the church for a cubscout end-of-the-year party.  When it was time to go, Heath and I were trying to herd the exuberant children to the van, and we couldn't find Georgie, which was funny, because she was right underfeet about two seconds before, when I told her that I'd wash her hands (all gooey from smores) in a second.

I took baby, his carseat, the bags of chips, my purse, and a few other things, out to the van.  The boys followed me.  Kamy came.  Heath showed up.  But wait....where was Georgie?  Heath and Kamy left to return inside the church to find her (maybe she was washing her hands in the bathroom afterall) and the boys sat in their seats in the back of the van.  We sat there, for about 10 minutes, discussing the fact that Daddy (who made an appearance every few minutes from searching) couldn't find Georgie.  The boys asked whether we have ever had a child, born before Kamy, that was kidnapped...wondered if Georgie was kidnapped...and Keaton suggested we call the police.  Where was Georgie??

I left the boys in the van and went inside to help with the search.  Within two minutes, Kolby came to find me and said that Georgie was in the van.  What?  I was sitting in the van for 10 minutes, discussing with the boys that Georgie was missing. The boys were in the back seat. Where could she have been hiding?

She was hiding behind the back seat, in the "trunk", so to speak, if that is what you call that space in a minivan.  She thought it was a great game.  She was all smiles and giggles when I came out of the church to see Georgie sitting in her car seat.  She got a stern lecture, on NEVER hiding from mom and dad, and she got her privileges taken away for the next day.  No Dora and Diego.  No Max and Ruby.  No Tinkerbell movie.  No computer games.  Her giggles turned to tears.  I sure hope she learns her lesson.  It's such a sinking feeling, when you can't find one of your children.

8 comments:

Jed and Kera said...

That is such a precious picture! Nothing like a little scare to end a fun filled night!

purejoy said...

awwww. i can just imagine her excitement over having pulled off a huge trick into the devastation in finding out it had gone horribly awry. poor thing.
i hope she gains some real positive over the stinging (yet necessary) rebuke.
bless her mischievous little heart!

Heidi said...

Oh my! We have one that has done that before too. Our youngest.. I think he's learned his lesson too. What a horrible feeling! Atleast you weren't at the mall or something. That would have been a much worse feeling.

The Mitchells said...

Don't you just hate watching giggles turn to tears? Sometimes I feel so bad teaching the lessons. Then again sometimes it feels good depending on how mad I am.

Maynards said...

Oh, I totally freak out when I can't find my kids. You are smart to teach her not to hide from you, even though she was probably sad. Glad she was safe in the car.

Colleen said...

I was really starting to panic! I am sure you were going internally crazy. That little stinker...her angelic face hides her devilish side! :)

Jen Sue Wild said...

Naughty little girl!

runningfan said...

Sorry Georgie hid from you. That's Gavin's new game, too. He loves the trunk, which makes me really nervous with an Arizona move in our future!