I would have had this cartoon up earlier today, but I had my first “Oh Crap, I lost my kid!” moment today. I was picking my daughters up from school today and normally, they walk the kids out to a valet line to be picked up or they can let them cross the parking lot to a small grassy area where some of the parents wait for their kids. Anyway, I was waiting on the little mini-lawn and my daughter Emma walked across to me, while my other daughter, Nicki, was nowhere to be found. Upon asking the teacher where Nicki was, the teacher had a “deer-in-headlights” look which officially scared me – she had no idea where Nicki was at. One of Nicki’s classmates then said that Nicki had forgotten her backpack and went back to the classroom to get it. I ran over to the classroom on the other side of the school and Nicki was nowhere to be found. Fortunately, she had passed me going the other way (which, given the way this school was designed, is possible) and her teacher kept her there until someone could be sent to get my panicky butt. So, everything turned out OK, but…. hooo boy, did that scare the crap out of me.
OK, fear-triggered adrenaline has finally subsided. I need to go take my three favorite girls out for Valentine’s Day.