Little son's orange crocs have been missing since General Conference.
It has been an extremely trying past week and a half at our house. Slip on shoes are best. I have no patience for laces. And although little son also has black sandal crocs, I much prefer the orange slip-ons for the full coverage they provide his feet when it is a bit chilly outside.
And so, everyday as we are gearing up to go on an errand, I find myself muttering, "Where are your orange crocs? We need those orange crocs."
I cannot account for their disappearance. It baffles me.
About midweek, my exasperation was in full bloom as once more I heard myself asking, rhetorically, "Where are those silly orange crocs?"
Middle daughter replied with a small, "E (our cousin) wore them on Sunday during our Jeopardy game. He always wears them when he comes."
I heard what she was saying, but let it slide right on through my ear canals- in one side right across and out the other. As it was, we were hurrying (always hurrying) out the door and I had no time to canvas the house in search of the orange crocs.
Last evening, it was my turn to host our monthly sisters and mom book club. My sister brought her children this time as her husband was away on business.
As we ladies were discussing this month's read, little E comes sauntering in the family room. Complete with blue Little Tikes golf club and orange crocs. On the wrong feet. At once I began to laugh. And the ladies had no idea for the reasons behind my little outburst.
I took a moment to let them in on the story of the missing crocs. And we shared a laugh and snapped a picture and continued with our discussion.
And now the orange rubber shoes are found. Because E retrieved them from his special spot- right where he left them last week. And we have no idea where that place is. .
I didn't think to have E tell me where those silly crocs were before he left. So I believe they are once again lost and tucked secretly into E's little hiding place. Because I have not seen them since last night.
And I have no idea when that little shoe hider is coming back.