Claire was by my side while I talked to her teacher about a minor scrap she got into with a classmate today. (I need to teach her to never start a fight she can’t win….JUST KIDDING)
She yelled “get Sissy” and ran out the door. I looked over my shoulder to grab her lunchbox while I walked after her. When I looked back, she was GONE.
I looked in big sis’s classroom. No Claire.
What a hassle.
Up and down the hall. No Claire.
I’m going to have to make her hold my hand always.
In the bathroom. No Claire.
This is not good.
Panicking I tried the parking lot. No Claire. (Unless of course she’s already been kidnapped and stuffed in a trunk)
Now my heart is beating in my ears and I’m fixing to cry.
I looked outside again, in each of the rooms, behind the toys she likes to hide behind NO CLAIRE.
Almost in full meltdown/panic mode and…
I hear…”Is this yours?” And I see Carolines teacher holding a reluctant Claire by the hand. She had crowded in with a group of kids and parents and slipped through the door to the playground, and then made it through the playground gate the same way.
So this afternoon I had a minor heart attack, aged 10 years and got twice as many grey hairs as I already have to hide. And Claire got in trouble for running off. (Even though technically she DID tell me where she was going. )