A Lamb-er Alert

It happened sometime between 9:30 and 11 AM although we didn’t notice her absence until bedtime.  We should have noticed that Lammie was missing earlier but Casey skipped his nap today to enjoy an afternoon at the zoo. 

The day began like any other.  Case cuddled Lammie while he woke up.  He drank apple juice.  And then his baby cousin showed up.  We all remember seeing Lammie downstairs in Riley’s new room – we did a little switch-a-roo this weekend and moved Ry downstairs.  Casey had a sock puppet on one hand and Lammie in the other.  He was running up to Aunt J and baby cousin with his toys and laughing.  That was about 9:30 AM. 

We ate breakfast.  Kim and my brother went for a few stores looking for a window that would open to put in Riley’s new room should there ever be a fire he would be able to get out the window – which currently doesn’t open, is single pane, and isn’t the most energy efficient thing anyway.  I cleaned up from Breakfast and played with the boys in the living room.  They decided the piano would make the perfect amount of noise so I sent them back downstairs – piano in tow.  Sometime in there they went outside and played bubbles but I don’t recall Lammie in the bubble fun.  My brother and his family left.  We went to the zoo.

We returned.  We ate dinner.  They took baths.

Then bedtime came.

Casey wanted Lammie.  Casey is 2 1/2 years old and he has had Lammie every single night for those 2 1/2 years.  Although he wasn’t good and addicted to the fellow until probably 3 or 4 months along.  Sure, he’s lost Lammie before.  He’s had us all searching, even checking garbage cans.  But we’ve always found Lammnie before bedtime.  Not tonight. 

I wasn’t sure Casey had it in him to fall asleep without Lammie.  But skipping his nap and wearing himself out at the zoo was a good thing today.   It’s 11 PM.  We’ve now devoted 3 hours of our night to searching for the Lamb.  Our friends came over tonight for a movie and icecream.  Instead they wandered the house – opening the fridge – drawers – closets.  Falling asleep isn’t the hard part for Casey, but staying asleep is.  Casey wakes several times in the night and if he can’t grasp on to Lammie he starts yelling “Moooooooommmmmm.”  A tired mom walks in the room, digs around the covers, and puts Lammie in his arms.  Usually he falls right back to sleep. 

How does a stuffed animal disappear into thin air anyway?

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5 Responses to “A Lamb-er Alert”

  1. DOUG Says:

    check the stroller in the trunk of your car used at the zoo

    uncle Doug

  2. Kelly B Says:

    did lammie spend the night outside? or perhaps in the arms of another???

  3. Kelly B Says:

    this is too scandelous for me.

  4. Carrie Says:

    A stufffed animal disappears into thin air the same way the second sock in a pair disappears.

  5. tgd Says:

    maybe the mouse did it….

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