I asked my daughters to please do me a favor and return something to someone for me tonight when they were on their way out to their evening activities.
I did not ask them twice.
I did not remind them as they left.
An hour and a half later, I paniced and realized that I had not asked them twice.
I had not reminded them as they left.
And feeling lazy, I was bemoaning the thought of walking down a ways to the neighbor and having to return the thing.
So I went inside to look for it.
And it was gone.
And I got that "oh, no, I lost it and it's really important and I can't believe it's gone feeling" in my stomach.
And then the phone rang.
It was one of my daughers asking if they could stay at their activity awhile later, they were having fun.
And I said yes.
And did you see where that thing happened to go.
And she said yes.
We took it back.
And I almost cried.
(Does the word paniced look somehow wrong to you? It does to me. It would look better spelled panicked or panicced to me. I think it looks really pan-i-said spelled paniced. Sometimes words bug me.)----
(OK, I just checked --according to dictionary.com, it is supposed to be spelled panicked.--I am leaving my mistake above, because sometimes it's good to acknowledge mistakes. Especially my own.)