My daughter is married to a Navy man, which makes our Little Miss a Navy brat. A couple of weeks ago my daughter and son-in-law had a weekend military commitment, and hubby and I went to Florida to watch our Little Miss for them.
We arrived on a Wednesday and spent the next couple of days in a resort condo that belongs to a friend of theirs. We loved the view of the Gulf of Mexico, the white sand, the boardwalk, and most of all, we loved being with our kids.
Each time we went to eat, Little Miss would gravitate to my purse. She would start with the line,”I really like your purse Grammy.” It is a bright pink wristlet bag that is small but somehow holds a lot! Little Miss would hold on to my bag, and then shake it. Of course she would hear the mints inside.
My purse is a treasure trove for a three-year old girl. Inside is a container of mints, some cute sticky notes, pens, and lips losps (lip gloss). What more could a girl ask for? Each meal the purse would come out, the contents rummaged through, mints eaten and lip gloss applied. The sticky notes and pen entertained her for at least a minute, it was just pure heaven for her.
Friday of that week, we took Little Miss back to her house for the weekend, while Mom and Dad stayed at the resort for their event. We got to the house, unloaded the car, unloaded Little Miss and got settled in. A few minutes after getting to the house, Little Miss went down for her nap and Grammy decided it was time to head to the store to pick up a few things.
I am very particular in where I put my purse since it has all my id’s and cards, and basically my life. I grabbed the keys, the shopping list and went to grab my purse. It was nowhere in sight. I looked in the car, nothing. I looked in the laundry room, nothing. Looked in our room, again, nothing. I retraced my steps several times. I asked hubby if he had seen it. He told me he brought it in and where he put it. It wasn’t there. I questioned him over and over, doubting more each time and putting a sudden onset of dementia on him, thinking he just didn’t remember right.
I gave up and just headed to the store, praying that I would not get in an accident or pulled over with no license on my person. I have never (up to this point in my life) lost a wallet or purse. I was sick at the thought of having to replace cards and identification.
I made it home without meeting any of the local law enforcement and decided to pull a Scarlett O’Hara, putting my hand to my forehead and saying, “I will think about that tomorrow.” Replacing the wallet was going to take a back seat to preparing dinner, although I was truly sick thinking about the lost purse.
After putting groceries away, I started to fix dinner, wanting to get it done while Little Miss was sleeping. I went to get a pan out and there sitting on top of the pans was my pink purse. Hubby had said that he had placed my purse on the kitchen counter and sure enough he had, within an arm’s reach of a certain three-year old who decided to put the purse up for safe keeping. I stared at the purse perched on top of the pans and just started to laugh. Never would I have thought to look there, but, it was there for safe keeping. I picked up the purse and put it up, out of the reach of a certain Little Miss. It was a wonderful time and I haven’t laughed that much in a while.
Thanks for stopping by, Cathi (DAF)