For the second time now we’ve managed to misplace something for review before I was able to take any pictures of the girls playing with it. I’m mortified. I just spent the last three days tearing the place apart looking for this cool Cate & Levi frog puppet that Lisa over at Giving Gifts sent us.
Rainbow was getting frustrated with me this morning, as I insisted that instead of playing we clean, sort, and find that darn frog. So I sat down and tried to explain it to her, and our conversation went something like this…
Me: Okay, remember when we got Lee Lee Plum, and she came in the mail?
Rainbow: Yes, mom, I love Lee Lee.
Me: Well, the same person that sent us Lee Lee sent us that frog puppet. And we were supposed to play with it and take some pictures, and tell people how much we liked it. That’s how we say thank you for her sending it to us. But since we lost it, we can’t do that. So we need to find the darn thing!
Rainbow: Well I think we should just write her a note. Like you put her name and then I’ll tell you what letters to write.
I was curious enough as to what she would come up with to put a hold on the search and rescue mission and grab the notepad.
Ok kiddo, what should we write.
Her name is Lisa.
You can’t ask for another one, that’s not polite sweetie. How about you tell her what you thought of the frog?
So you just loved all of it?
Um… they’re hiding in cherry blossom?
I don’t know that word.
At which point Rainbow lost interest in the proceedings and meandered off.
So there you have it folks. Miss Mousie and Sir Frog-O are shacked up somewhere, in a house named Cherry Blaus.
I can’t help thinking of that old folk song…
Froggie went a courtin’, he did ride.
Now Miss Mousey has him by her side,
unh-huh, unh-huh, unh-huh.
Seriously, I can’t be the only one this happens to. Do you other blogger-type folks ever misplace review items? If so, how do you deal with it? Or even better, how do you organize yourself so this doesn’t happen? Oh and does anyone happen to know where the heck Cherry Blaus is?
Images taken from A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go, by Randolph Caldecott
Project Guttenberg, Public Domain