My Daughter gets the bus home from school on her own now, which is lovely for me as no more going out in the horrible cold weather.

This afternoon I am sitting here working and my phone pings with a text from my Daughter as school had finished, so I think it is going to be can so and so come around or can I go here. No, it says she has lost her pencil case and more importantly it had her 2 expensive drawing outliner pens she uses for her art. I know losing her art pens will be traumatic for her as she loves her art.

So I ring her up to find out what has happened, her pencil case went missing after one of her lessons and she had looked everywhere, told her Tutor and told student reception, I give her the what have I told you about taking your pens to school. I tell her to go to the bus stop and get the bus and I will phone school. They said they had spoken to my daughter and hopefully the cleaners will find it tonight.

While I am waiting for her to come home I am rushing about trying to find some pens (that work), pencils, pencil case etc, feeling sorry for her.

She walks in so upset and I said have you looked properly in your bag, she says yes she has looked in it loads of times and had it all out, so I have a look and put my hands straight on her pencil case.

I swear this child looks with her eyes closed.

Now do I leave telling school and deny all knowledge of her finding it, or do I ring and say she has found it.

She did have a lecture though on what to take to school and hopefully she has learnt her lesson, I need to get my own back somehow x



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  1. 09/11/2015 / 5:39 pm

    Ha ha! This made me laugh. I remember moments like this when I was a kid. My Mum could always find things I thought were gone forever. It’s a Mum superpower!

    • admin
      09/11/2015 / 7:10 pm

      I am hoping it has taught her a lesson about taking her art pens to school, they are expensive. It wouldn’t have mattered too much if it was just her pencil case and normal pens.

  2. 09/11/2015 / 6:17 pm

    I’ve had loads of moments like that with the boyfriend. Involve loads of lectures on my part and nods of understanding from him. Can’t say I’ve never done it myself at that age.

    • admin
      09/11/2015 / 7:11 pm

      Men are just as bad as kids x

  3. Natasha Mairs
    09/11/2015 / 6:18 pm

    This is just like my 10 year old son. Just the other day he couldn’t find his homework and was convinced that his 4 year old brother had but it in the bin. And I looked in his bag, and there it was, even though he said he looked in there abut 5 times

    • admin
      09/11/2015 / 7:12 pm

      My Daughter is like this, before school she said she couldn’t find her planner and not seen it, I looked in her bedroom after she had been looking and found it straight away x

  4. 09/11/2015 / 6:48 pm

    I also have moments like this, I could swear that my pen wasn’t in my bag and hey presto when I was looking for my keys later on there was my pen!

  5. Hannah Wood
    09/11/2015 / 7:09 pm

    Hharr love it cant wait for that stage for mine lol .x

  6. 09/11/2015 / 7:35 pm

    Haha I can relate to this, I just to wind my mum up all the time doing similar things x

    • admin
      09/11/2015 / 7:40 pm

      She can never see things for looking, drives me mad x

  7. 09/11/2015 / 7:46 pm

    Oh dear! She must have got herself into such a state, panicked and just didn’t look properly. Hopefully, it’ll be a lesson learnt. Quite a funny story though if you don’t mind me saying!

    Laura x

    • admin
      09/11/2015 / 9:27 pm

      I did laugh when I found it, she did get in a state and upset bless her.

  8. Bilna Sandeep
    09/11/2015 / 8:16 pm

    Haha. ..I used to be that kid back in school days…

    • admin
      09/11/2015 / 9:28 pm

      I had my moments as well so my Mum has told me, I will not admit that to my daughter though x

  9. 09/11/2015 / 8:46 pm

    I walk around with my eyes closed I swear, I used to do this all time and people used to get cross even though I genuinely looked for the items I had lost!

    • admin
      09/11/2015 / 9:29 pm

      It is quite a common thing in our house, she is always losing things that are right in front of her

  10. 09/11/2015 / 8:47 pm

    Lol your daughter sounds like my hubby, looks with his eyes shut half the time!! xxx

    • admin
      09/11/2015 / 9:30 pm

      Well they say men are big kids lol x

  11. Ickle Pickle
    09/11/2015 / 9:36 pm

    This is my son. Literally every day. Since he was a tot and he is now 13! I did think it was just boys! Kaz x

    • admin
      10/11/2015 / 7:03 am

      No it is not just boys, I think it is children in general x

  12. 09/11/2015 / 9:49 pm

    I’m 22 and I still do this! My poor mum still suffers through my rampage of trying to find things, haha.

    • admin
      10/11/2015 / 7:04 am

      Oh no, there is not even a light at the end of a tunnel x

  13. Charlotte Braithwaite
    09/11/2015 / 10:29 pm

    And I have all this to look forward too.
    Even though it feels like Hayden is like that now just a bit more toned down lol
    Bless her
    Charlotte x

    • admin
      10/11/2015 / 7:05 am

      It is fun especially when they can not find something you have no idea where it is or what it is x

  14. 09/11/2015 / 11:36 pm

    Sometimes it seems as though stuff has an invisibility shield and it doesn’t matter how hard you look you just can’t see what you are searching for, I do sympathise with your daughter it can be so frustrating not to be able to find something.

    • admin
      10/11/2015 / 7:06 am

      I think that was the case this time, as she got upset and got into a panic, more for her art pens, told her to take them out of her pencil case now and leave them at home x

  15. 10/11/2015 / 9:23 am

    This sounds like me all over!!!! I would always do this and it’s so embarrassing! I’d just ring the school and tell them she found it but don’t mention how 😉

    • admin
      10/11/2015 / 9:35 am

      I have just kept quiet, she can just say she found it and leave it at that x

  16. 10/11/2015 / 12:35 pm

    Ha sounds like my hubby, has a hissy fit as he can’t find his keys… they are usually right in front of him x

    • admin
      10/11/2015 / 2:33 pm

      My husband is the same, obviously where she gets it from 🙂 x

  17. 10/11/2015 / 6:04 pm

    Oh bless her, all that worry and stress. My daughter is 10 and exactly the same. Hope she’s ok now x

    • admin
      10/11/2015 / 7:15 pm

      She is fine over this issue, but we have had about 10 more since then lol x

  18. 10/11/2015 / 7:37 pm

    My daughter is exactly the same with things like this – swears blind she can’t find something and it is right there all along!

    • admin
      10/11/2015 / 8:25 pm

      It is so nice to hear it is not just my daughter, I do think she got in a bit of a panic as she was really upset over her art pens, that she just could not see it

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