I lost my keys

image Yesterday I took my kids outside at about 4 and we went to play at the park and check the mail. I used my keys to get the mail out and then we walked for a while, then played like we do every day. We went home and played some more. Somewhere in-between there and here I lost my keys without knowing it. 

We always pick up my husband from the bus stop at 5. I get the kids ready at 4:45 so that we can be all loaded up and on the way in enough time to get there just before the bus does. I have shoes on both kids, the diaper bag ready, phone in my hand and umm, I can’t find my keys.

Panic, stress, and frustration hit me all at once, as I start tearing the house I just cleaned apart to find those keys. I looked in my kids toys, I looked on all the counters, I have exhausted places to look. I beg the kids to look and ask them if they have seen mommy’s keys. Zoe says, “I know where you keys are”, I ask her, “where, please get them for mommy we are going to be late picking up daddy.” Then she says, “I don’t know where they are, they could be anywhere”. “They could be anywhere” is usually one of the cutest things that she says, but at that moment, it was mostly frustrating.

So I call my husband to tell him that I can’t find my keys, and I didn’t want to make this call because he has told me before that if I put my keys in the same spot every day that I would not lose them. Easier said than done, I’m utterly unorganized and haven’t a clue on how to get organized.

I repeat my search, looking deeper into the kids toy bins, dumping them all out into the floor, look in all the drawers and empty them onto the counter tops. I looked in the garage and in my front door. I still couldn’t find them, I began to wonder if maybe I left them at the mailbox. As I was considering running to the mail box to check, I put my hands on my hips and suddenly I hear the van unlock in the garage. Ah Hah! One of the kids is playing with my keys. I automatically assume that it was my son. I run over to him and say where are the keys, he looks at me like I’m crazy. I put my hands on my hips again and say, “where are my keys?” and as the words are coming out of my mouth, I feel them in my back pocket of my pants. I never put anything in those pockets.

So finally we were able to load up and get into the van to pick my husband up from the bus stop. Which, he was quite happy for us to be late because the bus stop is in the Staples parking lot. My husband went shopping while I was running around like a chicken with their head caught off.

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  1. Mary T says

    I spend half of my life looking for things that I have misplaced. What infuriates me is when my husband asks “where did you lose it at?” If I knew where I “lost” something, then it wouldn’t be lost, would it!

  2. says

    That is funny! I mean, I know it wasn’t funny while it was happening, but it so totally sounds like something that would happen to me!! So, following your husband’s advice (which I didn’t get from him, but from somewhere else), I ALWAYS make sure that as soon as I get inside, I put my keys in the same spot on the kitchen counter so that I can find them when I leave. I’ve also been known to leave them locked in the house, so now I check at the top of the stairs, then again before I close the door to make certain that I have them! Being outside for one hour in the rain and cold waiting for my oldest daughter to get off work to let me into my own house with the set of keys I gave her taught me a lesson!

    • says

      I locked myself outside of the house once too. My two toddlers were upstairs sleeping, I wasn’t even dressed for the day, I had to go over to my new neighbors house and ask if I could use their phone to call my husband home from work. I prayed my kids would stay asleep until my husband got home so I could get to them.

  3. says

    ROFL! That is too funny. Don’t feel bad though, I am forever looking for my keys as well. They are usually either at the bottom of my giant purse or covered up by samples and paperwork on my desk.

  4. Julie Cutshaw says

    i’ve done that same thing with my glasses and they will be on my head the whole time, as i read 1/2 way thru your post i was thinking they are inside the locked mail box i bet, i’ve done that before too, have the door open reading thru mail having laid the keys inside the box then shut it up, if that ever happens to you all you have to do is catch the mail carrier to get them when he comes. glad you found them.
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

  5. Lauralee Hensley says

    Do you have a hutch over a computer table? If you do, does it have a cabinet door with some little shelves inside? We added in cup hooks to the inside door of over hutch over our computer table.
    It’s a good place to hang keys, but best to label or color code with those little rubber like key things you can buy where keys are made so you know what key goes for what. You might be able to super glue a piece of wood across the inside of a kitchen cabinet too and then screw in the cup hooks to hang your keys on, just make sure where the wood would be glued with maybe Gorilla Glue or a construction glue that it won’t keep your cabinet door from closing or hit against one of the shelves inside. You could with a magic marker number above the keys on the added wood, so you’d know that number one is where you always hang the vehicle keys. Number two is always where the shed key is hung, etc., for example. Just suggestions for organizing keys.

  6. says

    Sorry you did all of that searching, but it was quite funny. When I lose something – and I rarely do – it’s normally in my back pocket as well. That’s usually where my phone is when I need to put it somewhere quickly. I never put anything in my back pockets.

    I hope everyone helped you clean up.

  7. Summer Oleksy says

    I’ve been doing the same thing lately! I never use my pockets except cash and card … now I find keys, pacifiers, random other things in my pockets … must be the work of elfs, because I didn’t put that stuff there! Sorry this happen LB, but glad they’re not really lost!

  8. Debbie Stanton says

    i know how you feel… i lost my keys last year (I think my then 1 1/2 year old snagged them and hid them!!) and we now only have 1 car key and alarm buttons and I don’t want to pay $50 bucks to get another. So I am petrified of losing my keys and ALWAYS stick them in my front jean pockets when we go somewhere as what if my purse gets stolen? or they fall out when I’m getting my wallet? Except the problem now is when I don’t have front pockets… like sweatpants (which I could live in!!)???? uuughh…

  9. says

    I have my spare keys in my pocket book but doesn’t help me when I am playing outside with the kids. I swear I am always losing something too, at least your story ended on a good note?!

  10. valancia says

    I dont think I’ve ever lost my keys in my pants pocket but is easy to do I’m sure. I’ve lost them plenty other places though. Nice your husband got to shop around while he waited for you

  11. says

    I have done this very same thing! I thought I lost my keys at Target, I had to phone my husband to pick up my daughter from school and then get me from Target and he had to leave work early. Only to find out I that I put them in a never used pocket in my parka (it was winter). I have no idea why I put them in that pocket. Hubby was glad that he got to leave work early though, lol!

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