Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Missing Kid

Maybe one day this will be funny.

Abs was in the basement playing.

It got quiet, very quiet.  Em was doing homework and Junior was playing nicely at the kitchen table.

I was enjoying the peace.

Then I noticed how long it had been quiet.  I knew Abs was up to something.

I tore downstairs to the basement to search and there was no Abs anywhere.

I ran to her room and no Abs.  I yelled for Em, and we took off searching the house.  We covered the basement again and turned off the lights.  We covered the house.  We went outside.

We searched her normal hiding places.  Panic set in.

We kept searching.

Time passed.

More panic ensued and we were all frantically searching for her.

I went in my bathroom, which is above the TA50 corner of the basement.  I hear a muffled tiny voice through the vent yelling for help.  I scream for Em to grab the phone, because I envision the 20,000 pounds of TA50 on top of my Abs.

We rush down there and still can't find her.  We start searching and then Em hears a noise from........

A tiny suitcase.

The girl had zipped herself into a little suitcase to see if she could fit and had gotten stuck.

This is my life.

Gunner's flight got moved and he will miss the triathlon.  They told him he would be back, and we are now out the money.  I'm pissed.  No, I am beyond pissed.  I hate the Army.

Junior's last day at his school is on Friday.  Don't get me started on that.  

I really, really, really, want to runaway, far, far, far away.  


Abbey said...

I'm sorry that you day has just gotten crazier and crazier since I talked to you! I am soooo glad that you found Abbie safe and sound and that she wasn't really hurt. Hope that tomorrow goes better for you.

The Mrs. said...

if you run away give me your forwarding address ok?

hang in there, really i mean that. and if not... eat shi... oh wait thats not really fitting here is it. but really say it it makes you feel better.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Shew, I'm glad you found her and she was ok! That really stinks about the triathlon I'm sorry that it isn't going to work out.

Melissa Andersen said...

Did she tell you there was a particular place she wanted to go in that suitcase? Perhaps with dad...

The Army sucks. And yet we love it. Keep your head up!

Lindsey said...

Oh come on, she just wanted some of the world wide press that "Balloon Boy" got. Geesh, live a little. LOL. I'm kidding.

Glad you found her safe, I DO know what it's like to have your heart jump becaause a kid is not where he is supposed to be.


Jessica said...

oh my how scary!
maybe one day you can laugh about it...maybe...

sorry your having such a tough week! hang in there =)

Stephanie said...

First off I'm glad she was safe and I bet it was scary at the time. But I think it's funny that she was in the suitcase. What a creative and curious little girl :)

Also the Army does suck!! My soldier is supposed to come home for my Graduation, but I'm trying not to get too excited because I'm sure they will change his flight and have him get back the day after or even the day of so no one can pick him up unless they miss graduation. The Army is just a mess sometimes about getting them home on a schedule.

Wife of a Sailor said...

Ugh. I don't have kids yet and even I started panicking reading this. I hope everything goes smoothly from now on.