Oh God, I think I lost my kids’ school pictures again.
When my twins were two years old we got their very first school pictures from preschool. Both sets came back just adorable. Claudia had on a little pink and red dress and Ian was wearing a green striped sweater that made him look like a big kid. I gave one picture of each child to each set of grandparents and then I promptly lost the rest of them. Deep down inside I believed that we somehow managed to accidentally throw them away, and I have been secretly devastated for about two years.
It was almost as bad as when I lost a full 8G memory card during my sister-in-law’s wedding.
Well, I’ve been looking for their new school pictures. You see, they made thank you cards for their Great-Grandmother for their Christmas gifts (Shut it. Yes, I know it is late February, but I usually forget all together so this is a good thing for me.) and I really wanted to send her the school photos with the thank you cards.
But I just can’t find them, and I’ve been looking for a week.
Fortunately, this year I scanned the school pictures. I bought the CD too. I learned my lesson, and while I may have to make copies for myself and the relatives at least they aren’t lost forever.
Today I was in my filing cabinet – again – looking for the elusive “School Pictures” folder. These pictures have vanished. They aren’t anywhere. I was starting to feel like I was losing my mind when I spotted a manilla folder in the bottom of the drawer.
You know what was in it?