My daughter has this obsession with taking shiny things and hiding them. Specifically, my husband’s wedding band. The good news is that we obviously have child-proofed drawers, so I hide most of my jewelry and make up in them or else Sunny would look like a crazy bejeweled gypsy with makeup on every day.
She likes to find shiny things and put them in hiding places all over the house but then never remembers where she put them. It’s like asking Rose from Titanic where the diamond is.
It’s really frustrating because she’s 4 ½, so it shouldn’t be hard for her to remember where she’s hidden these treasures. She’ll hide my husband’s wedding band because for some reason, she thinks its absolutely hilarious and then we’ll ask, “Where is it? Where’s the ring?” and she’ll get this look of confusion on her face. You can tell she’s slowly recalling the act of taking it but then she looks a little upset and you can tell she’s completely forgotten where she’s hidden it.
So she starts coming up with fake answers. “I put it in a drawer.” “Which drawer?” “At Grandmas house.” “Oh okay, can we call her?” “No… It’s actually not at her house, it’s in my room.”
So we start looking, but after searching for, like, 10 minutes she’ll say, “No, no, actually it’s in my room in Santa Barbara, I promise.” Sunny hasn’t been to Santa Barbara in a month and she took the ring this morning, but she swears it’s there. It’s like asking my grandfather what he had for breakfast on his tenth birthday.
My housekeeper thinks I’m weird because I have asked her, like, five times to find my husband’s wedding band. She’s probably thinking,“Take a hint. lady.”