The case of the missing toy sheet…

I have been known to misplace items only to find the particular item right in front of me or somewhere close by. I always like to know where certain things are located.

Recently, some of our family from Virginia came for a visit. We enjoyed having Ashley, Daniel, Peyton, Paige and Ryder here with us. Loads of fun and laughter. Visiting the neighborhood pool, taking walks to the playground, dining at interesting restaurants and of course, bringing out a plastic tub of toys to explore.

The plastic tub in the closet is full of Lego from Alan’s childhood and from the childhood of our son, Mike. We will be saving all these great items for our grandson Rowan to explore and create things. I am sure Christine and Mike will appreciate us keeping the little pieces here at our house for now. πŸ™‚

Finding interesting sizes of Lego and thinking of what to build with the pieces was exciting! But, it was too hard to know exactly what was in the tub unless we dumped everything out on the floor. No problem. Let’s get a bed sheet, lay it out on the floor and dump the tub.

A wonderful idea! That way, everyone could see the hundreds and hundreds of pieces and choose what they wanted and use their imagination to create unique buildings, cars, horse jumps and more. We loved choosing pieces and having everything spread out on the sheet on the floor.

Alas, the time came for the visitors to head back to Virginia. What terrific house guests! When I went upstairs to see if they had left anything behind, they had cleaned up so well that it didn’t appear anyone had visited! Alan and I missed them already.

As days went by, a thought entered my mind. Where is the sheet we used for the toys? Wonder if they placed the sheet in the tub with the toys? Hmmm….. I checked and no sheet was found.

Looking in closets and even in the laundry hamper, I was determined to locate the toy sheet. Not that I needed the sheet, just wanted to know it’s location.

Time passed and I finally remembered to ask Ashley, “Hey, do you know what happened to the sheet we used for the toys?” Replying she didn’t know the answer but would check to see if the sheet mysteriously went back to Virginia with them, I waited to see if maybe, just maybe the sheet would be at their home. Could it be as they were cleaning Β so well, the sheet was placed with their items to go home?

A while later, I received the funniest text accompanied by a hilarious photo. Daniel(the Dad) and Paige( 10 years old) were making funny faces and pointing to the folded up sheet. They sent a message saying “Woopsie! We stole your sheet!”

I laughed so hard when I saw their message on my phone. Our family is a lot of fun. We laugh together, we cry together and we support and encourage each other. Most definitely we love each other and some of us even clean so well that extra items get packed away unexpectedly.

Yes, everyone, the case of the missing sheet is solved.

God gives us various kinds of joy every day. Do you have any funny family stories? Share with us and enjoy the laughter.



34 thoughts on “The case of the missing toy sheet…

  1. Hi Melissa!

    I know that feeling. Although I’m better at organising things today, I have always been terrible at finding what I needed when I needed it. It was nice reading about your family and what you’ve all been up to. It sure sounds like a great family you have there.

    Enjoy your week!
    Edna Davidsen

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    • I love funny family stories. I am guilty of putting up important documents so well hidden that it usually takes weeks of searching to figure out where I hid them. Thanks for adding some laughter to my day.

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      • Thank you for reading and commenting. πŸ™‚ I, too, sometimes hide important things so well that I forget where I put them. haha! Have a blessed week!


  2. I love funny, family stories. Your family sounds like a lot of fun. What a great idea about the sheet, too. Nothing is worse than stepping on a Lego. Ouch!

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    • Mary, we truly have a lot of laughter in our family. Sadness comes and goes and laughter is appreciated. Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a blessed week! πŸ™‚


  3. Melissa, I totally understand how you feel. Items seem to take wings and fly away. Then later I remember that I put the thing in another place. In my case, it’s a matter of memory. My aging brain suffers from many senior moments.

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    • June, I don’t know why I want to know where every item is located. Silly me. Just glad the toy sheet was found. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a blessed week! πŸ™‚


  4. Glad the case of the missing sheet is solved! We have to solve these kinds of cases at our house sometimes too; like the time someone left the keys in the house, locked up and went to church (the thing is, you can lock up without the keys, but you need them to get back inside) So the problem was, what do we do now! Thank God we found a way, and didn’t have to stay outside too long. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you.

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  5. I love how God gives us simple, wonderful reasons to have joy. Not everything is this emotional high, but He cares enough about our everyday lives to provide us with reasons to laugh and smile. Thanks for sharing this story!

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    • Love that you finally found the tape measure. haha!! Finding joy in the simple things is such a blessing. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a blessed day! πŸ™‚


  6. Aww, Melissa. Your family sounds like a ton of fun! We’ve got some of those kinds of family memories too. Our boys are frequently saying or doing something that cracks me up. And, my husband will join in on making some of the boys noises and indulging in boy humor. That has been fun to watch as my three guys relate in “guy-ways.” πŸ™‚

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  7. Melissa,
    I loved this!
    My problem is that throughout the year if I find a great sale (as in about 90% off) on something I know would be a great birthday or Christmas present, I will buy it. My problem is that I hide it so well I can’t find it when the occasion comes around. I have found things YEARS later, LOL. Hidden way behind things!
    Thanks for sharing, and for the chuckle!
    Have a great weekend!

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  8. I love hearing family stories. It makes every post all the more relatable. I actually had to find my marriage license the other day, and still don’t remember where I put it because it’s so deeply hidden! Thanks for sharing this sweet reminder of the joys we can find in our everyday life.

    Sydney Meek |

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