November 2015: My daughter wants her friends to make tie-dye shirts during her sleepover birthday party. We buy a kit at a craft store for $12. (Not bad!)
Birthday party day arrives – While my daughter and her friends go for bowling and pizza; we, her Dad and I, set up her tie-dye stuff — plastic tablecloth, gloves, paper towels, buckets, shirts and the kits. All set! (We are relieved!)
My daughter calls around 9 p.m., “I’m cancelling the tie-dye activity because it’s too late.” She tells us to get rid of the stuff before they arrive home. Hurriedly, her Dad runs down to the basement, and quickly rolls up the plastic tablecloth with the tie-dye stuff, and sticks the whole thing behind our office area. (Whew! All set! Relieved again!) Next morning, party comes to a nice end, after a round of cinnamon rolls for everyone. (Yummy!)
December 2015: One month later.
10:30 A.M. – I go to the craft store and return the tie-dye kit. I get my $12 back. Now, I have some cash in my wallet. (I feel happy!)
2:30 P.M. – I drove my daughter to the animal shelter where she walks, loves and plays with the dogs. She does this 6-days a week.
5 P.M. – I pick her up from the shelter. (I can’t wait to go home and relax). Just then my daughter gets a call from a friend to join her for a holiday show. (No more relaxing!). (Oh, her Dad can drop her.) (Yay!) (I feel relaxed already!)
6:30 P.M. – She needed money to buy a ticket for the show. (Not an issue!). I give her the two $5 bills from the return I made at the craft store. (Down to $2 in my wallet.)
6:40 P.M. – Almost out of our drive way, I watch the car suddenly stop. (Why?) “Hurry, I need $2 more, tickets are $12.” I run inside — grab two $1 bills — give them to her. Off they go! (My wallet is now cash-free!) (But, now I can relax — that’s priceless!)
What just happened here? Little things just happened here! My returning the tie-dye kit! Receiving the $12! Giving away that same $12 for tickets! The ticket price happening to be $12. Hmm!
DING! My thoughts were abruptly paused by a text. “Can u check to see if the money fell in the driveway?” (What?!) ($ lost!) (Already!) (How?!) (And, just like that! – POOF!) (The $12 vanished) (How?!) (I think I asked that before … but really) (How?!)
“Not in the driveway. It has to be in the car cuz u did not come out of the car,” I text her back.
“Can’t find it. Please, just bring another $12 when u pick me up,” she texted back.
So very weird? I went through the entire tie-dye chain of events – buying the kit, returning the kit, giving the money from the return to my daughter! Only to have it lost! Small events make me wonder and ponder!
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I think it’s wonderful that your daughter volunteers at the animal shelter.
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Oh thank you. She does not miss rain or shine!