Today it happened and I began by chuckling when a few folks laughed and asked, "Did you lose your car?". At first, I just laughed and remembered that I was on the phone with my sister when I pulled up and I must have just forgotten where I parked. I knew I had a fairly close spot, because I was excited about being by the door. I had to go to the restroom, so I kept thinking that I went in on the side where the restrooms were closest. Unfortunately, after about 15 minutes of endless, frantic searching I realized that it clearly wasn't the case!
Finally after searching every aisle on that side, I went to the other and there it was! I think that a light shone down from heaven with a big arrow pointing me to the van when I finally saw it! I could hear trumpets sound and all was well. Of course I was still hot, sticky, and completely embarrassed! I am serious when I say that I was almost in tears thing that someone had stolen my mini-van! Why on earth would someone want to steal a mini-van?! I have no idea, but surely a 32 year old mother of three would not just lose it, right?!?!
Earlier in the week I did the same thing. Only I was on the right side, just wasn't walking down far enough. Oh, and then there was a few weeks ago when the entire family (hubby drove) went to Wal-Mart and when we started out I reminded him that we were on the other side. There's no sense in walking around in the heat anymore than we have to, so we walked out and there was NO van. Finally hubby chimed in that we were on the other side. I argued a bit that he was wrong and then decided to flatter him because by this time I think that I'd lost 10lbs in sweat. When we found the van, he was beaming from ear to ear because he was right and I was wrong. I couldn't be angry, because I was never so happy to see an air conditioned vehicle!
Now, this leads me to my concern. I mentioned that I am still fairly young. Forgetting where I left my keys, shoes, purse, etc...that's one thing, but forgetting where I left my vehicle, I would place that in a slightly larger category of things that one should not misplace!! Thankfully, all three kids are accounted for (I think!!) and I haven't lost one yet. But, I'm not making any promises with this mind of mine. It is CrAzY ya know!!! In the meantime I'm contacting "The Hoff" to inquire purchasing KIT, the talking car so when I am ready to go he can meet me at the door! ;)