Sunday, July 14, 2013

Where's Chapel?

How many times have you realized it was really quiet around your house, only to panic, knowing you hadn't seen a kid in awhile? Come-on... make me feel like a better mother, please tell me it has happened to you too?

Last Friday was nothing new.

We were rushing around, trying to get ready to leave town for a week. The "quiet & eery" finally dawned on me... "WHERE'S CHAPEL?" I started the panic search around the house. The boys gave their usual answer to everything "I don't know."

Running upstairs, then downstairs hollering, listening... still nothing.

The calming thought occurred to me maybe he fell asleep somewhere? Trying to stay peaceful, I started the search looking under beds and in closets... still nothing.

Okay okay, don't get alarmed, I told myself, I'm sure he's outside. There are tons of places he could be playing. "Chhhaaaaapppppeeeeeelllll?".... still nothing.

Just as hysteria was about to set in, I heard a faint cry and thought well at least he's still alive, no telling what condition he's in! Using our voices to unite, we met up somewhere between the garage and the playground.

The crying Chapel didn't appreciate my laugh as I saw the "predicament" he'd been in!

And he was really annoyed that I wouldn't release him until Boss & the boys could laugh too.

Lessons learned:

Moms - know where your children are and what they are doing at all times.

Children - It is not a good idea to get in a small baby swing when there is no one around to rescue you.

We still aren't sure how Chapel escaped the swing set but we are confident he will no longer use the baby swing. (As I was finishing this blog, Chapel walked up and saw the picture and said "That is NOT funny, mom!"


Danavee said...

It IS funny! I love it.

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olex mind said...

great post but the swing is very fine :) is it home made swing?

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