Sunday, January 6, 2008
The Case of the Missing Christmas Present
Packing to leave for Christmas we put all of our wrapped presents in a giant bag to take over to Ardmore. We put them all in the bag at home, put the bag in the van, drove straight to my parents house, unloaded everything, took all of the wrapped presents out of the giant bag and put them under my parents Christmas tree. All of this is on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 23rd. As we are finishing opening gifts Christmas morning I realize that one of Kathryn's gifts is missing. Each of our children gets one big gift from Santa and three wrapped gifts from mom and dad. So they all have the same number of gifts to open, but I couldn't find one of Kathryns, and of course she knew about it, what kid doesn't know exactly how many presents they have and what shape they are? Anyway, I looked everywhere and couldn't find it, so I assumed it must've gotten left at home under our tree. However, when we returned home I looked everywhere and still no present. We looked in the van, in the giant bag that held the gifts and now all of the Christmas decorations have been put away, we still have not found that present. Now all season when you would ask Kathryn what she wanted for Christmas she would say a Barbie jeep and earrings. So of course, just my luck, the missing present is the earrings, and not just any earrings mind you, but the all coveted Hannah Montana (echo) earrings. So she knew there was a present missing and I didn't want her to think she didn't get any earrings, so I went ahead and told her what was in the present. Well, since the present still has not appeared I decided I would just buy her another pair, but now I can't find them anywhere. I guess Kathryn has forgotten about it for now because she hasn't asked, so I'm secretly trying to find some Hannah Montana earrings in every store I go in, because eventually she will remember. I'm still hoping the missing present will mysteriously reappear. Weird isn't it?