Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Great Halloween Key Incident(s)

Last year on Halloween Holly lost her car keys. We searched the house up and down and could not find them anywhere. I am not sure of the exact chain of events but we learned later that she had dropped them in some kids bag in the process of giving out Halloween candy. A woman posted on Facebook about finding the keys and Holly ended up putting two and two together to determine they were hers. I am sure I am forgetting most of the amusing stuff but that is the general gist of what happened.

This year while getting Sophie dressed to go trick-or-treating, I could not find my keys. I looked everywhere. In fact I tore the house up trying to find the darn things. I had totally forgotten about what happened last year (thanks for reminding me Bryna!). Sophie's jacket was in the car and I did not want to risk her being cold while we were out. I eventually just grabbed a hoody for her and headed out door without a clue where the keys were.

Sunday morning I started looking for the keys. I knew they were at home because I had locked the car door then used them to get into the house. I sifted through the trash. Twice. I pulled the sectional apart and vacuumed all the nooks and crannies. I searched every drawer and turned out every pocket. No keys (I did get lots of cleaning in though).

Later that day Sophie told me she did something "so funny" that mommy was laughing. She whispered that in my ear over and over. I asked her what she did but she didn't want to tell me so I just let it go. Later that evening I asked Sophie if she knew where my keys were (I am not sure if I asked her specifically before then but I am sure she knew I was looking for them). She told me to look under the blanket in the computer room. Since I had no idea what she was talking about I made her come show me. We walked in. She pulled the blanket back from the chair. Voila... keys!

I asked her why she did not tell me earlier and she got embarrassed and burst out in tears. Eventually she told me she did it to make me laugh. I am not sure if it was Holly pulling the strings from above or if it was just some crazy coincidence that Sophie decided to do it on the same day as last year. Regardless, I sure hope this is not an on-going tradition.

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