Today was one of those mornings where everything was actually going pretty smoothly. For some reason we were actually ahead of schedule. I actually had a chance to put on makeup with a bit more precision than just slappin’ concealer in the general direction of my eyes.
We were downstairs, shoes on, walking out the door when I went to grab my cell phone. Hmm, not by my keys.
No, not in my purse.
After a few minutes of looking in the usual spots I remembered that Samster had taken it off the counter when I was putting on said makeup. She must have left it on the floor…I went upstairs, nope, no cell phone. Anywhere. I went back down & started calling it, all I heard was the vibrating so I spent the next 20 minutes (YES…TWENTY.) calling my phone & trying to use my spidey sense to track down the dull vibrations. Of course everytime I called it Samster would squawk or press tickle me Elmo’s belly. Grrrr…
After emptying the toy chest where I heard the vibrations the best for the 3rd time I was just about to lose any remaining drop of mommy cool left in my body so I took a deep breath, said a little prayer & then remembered that sometimes when the vibrations sound dull it’s because the phone isn’t actually nearby. It’s in another room but I can hear the vibrations through the walls…
I ran back upstairs, called it again & FINALLY heard it ring along with vibrate loud & clear. Surely, I never would’ve thought to have looked here…Yep. That’s the trash. In our bathroom. Sandwiched amongst the dirty diapers, snotty tissues & ear waxy q-tips was my cell phone. (this trash can is on the 2nd floor directly above the toy chest on the 1st floor where I thought the phone was hiding)
As I thought back to when she slyly pulled the phone off the counter she didn’t just play next to me like I had assumed, the little sneak managed to go to the toilet area, quietly lift the lid to the trash can, drop off my phone, close the lid & get back to my side without me even noticing.
Obviously, I’ve underestimated her. We were late to the pediatrician which I’m beginning to think wasn’t just a coincidence.
Well played Samster Baby, well played indeed.