The Spine of a 3-Ring Binder

This is where we finally found my keys after spending all day looking for them and thinking about whether we should change out the locks on the house and wondering if our car was going to get stolen.

If it was still just my husband and I in the house, we would've found the keys fairly quickly. But since we have a 13-month-old who likes to play with our stuff and leave it in weird places, we had to search the entire house...the spice cabinet, behind the radiators, in the pantry, etc. I had given up hope... and my back and knees were sore from bending over to look into every crevice I could find. Then around 10:30 tonight, my husband walks downstairs holding the keys. My son had dropped them into the spine of one of the binders (that rarely gets used) in my husband's office.

My son is now asleep and I'm drinking a beer to celebrate.

mark, Jun 9 2005 9:52AM

does your boy have a fascination with electronic slots, ie. vcr, dvd, cd, etc.? i've got a couple of nephews who have really done a number on those types of devices by cramming objects into them. nothing ruins a vcr quicker than jelly. i wonder why that is?

i'm glad you found your keys. what do you think he'll hide today?

Ann, Jun 9 2005 1:52PM

Hey Mark,

We keep the electronic slots behind closed doors, so he can't get to them. One day he'll figure it out, though. Today there's a good chance he'll hide one of my credit cards because he loves to take everything out of my wallet. He also likes to remove my feminine products from the bathroom closet. But you didn't want to know that, did you?

(I hope the GUTSY contributors/readers aren't annoyed by my numerous domestic tales. I try to keep them short and sweet.)

Sandie, Jun 9 2005 2:15PM

I enjoy your posts! Keep 'em coming. When I was young the whole family was dispatched to points throughout the house so we could help my dad locate his lost keys. After looking high and low, we found them in the freezer. He had unloaded a carton of icecream and dropped the keys next to it.

mark, Jun 9 2005 2:16PM

personally, i never tire of how you describe the home life and the trials / tribulations of a 13-month-er. each of your stories definitely seems worth remembering / sharing which is why we are doing this project.