Ever lost something you KNOW you just saw recently?
Of course you have. We all do it. It’s usually your keys or your glasses. Or maybe your wedding ring. Hopefully not, though.
But you always find it! It’s always in that superspecial, safe, “smart” spot you wanted to try out, because it made such perfect sense at the time, that you knew you’d always remember.
And then you forget.
Well, this isn’t one of those times.
A few weeks back, in the middle of the night, I heard baby C knock (or throw. Who knows? It was 4am, for Christ’s sake.) his pacifier out of his crib. Oh, his crib is right next to our bed. Did I mention that? Small house, and all.
Anyway, I groggily felt around the floor for it at the time. I couldn’t find it, so I figured it had just gone further under the bed than I could reach. So, I grabbed another (ALWAYS have another one nearby! That’s a lesson I learned quickly), shoved it in his mouth, and went back to sleep.
I admit, I kind of forgot about that pacifier for a day or two.
But then I went looking for it. And I couldn’t find it. I did a general sweep of my side of the bed, looked under the side table, under the crib, peered under the bed. Nothing.
So I asked the Husband to look for it, the next day. He grabbed our gigantic, super-powered flashlight, to look under the bed with. He couldn’t find it either.
I cannot, for the life of me, figure out where this thing ended up. I heard it hit the ground that night. We are, very definitely, missing one particular soother.
What. The. Hell?
I bet we find it in five years, when we move. Under the piano in the living room.
What have you lost, and then later found in a strange place?