We found all the Easter eggs, but does anyone know where the baby's hair bows went?
I did it again. I put the bow organizer I got for my baby shower somewhere in my condo, somewhere that made perfect sense at the time. But because it makes sense, I can't find it. I live in 1100 square feet. How hard can it be?
I do this with keys, children's shoes, my books.
How does this go mnissing in a place that doesn't even enough storage for us to have a linen closet?
You know what? It takes special talent. So special, in fact, that I've found the answer to a loooooooong held question I've had. It's all about Miss America. See, I grew up watching the pageant every year with my family and I felt sure I would never be able to compete because I didn't have a performance talent. I couldn't sing or dance or play an instrument well enough for the talent competition.
I knew I could write, but how does that help in a talent show? I guess I could have done it Whose Line Is It, Anyway style where I stood up there with a ten cent Bic ballpoint and some ragged notebook paper, taking suggestions from the audience and improvising a story:
"I need a place."
"I need an occupation."
"I need a relationship."
"All right, if you'll just watch me quietly for twenty minutes or so, I'll give you a 500 word story on how Harvey, a plumber from Fargo, inherited a bodega in Bulgaria when his only remaining relative, an eccentric great aunt, died in the former Communist country. Just sit tight, folks. Hijinks will ensue!"
So you see the problem, I'm sure. But now, it's like those psychic wounds have healed because Heaven knows my kids think it's hilarious when I tear through the house looking for my keys. I figure I'll enter the pageant and then for the talent portion, I'll have them duplicate my living room as a stage set. Then at the beginning of the night, I'll walk onstage and set my purse down somewhere, then walk off again. They'll roll the set off stage and an hour or so later, when it's my turn during the talent section, they'll roll the set back out and I'll spend my allotted 3-5 minutes looking for a purse that's obvious to everyone else. If everyone else has the same sense of humor as my ten-year-old, I'm a lock to win that section of the competition.
Anyway, have you seen the hair bows?