Monday, May 3, 2010

Fun Mother Daughter Day

So Kendall and I started out for a fun mother daughter day. Here's how it worked out.

Skating practice, then to the North Market for dinner (it's one of my favorite places in Columbus). It was closed. So on to the OSU campus for subs.

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Kendall wanted to go to Urban Outfitters. Found a spot without a "You'll Be Towed" sign. Off to shopping. Then Starbucks. Gone 45 minutes at the most.

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Done shopping. Back to the car. But wait - there is no car! It is gone! At this point, I am frozen and need to call my husband to tell me what to do. We are 20 miles from home. Call my mom and dad to rescue us.

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Get home, call the Columbus Police Department. "We are very sorry, ma'am, but it appears that your car has not been reported as impounded. When can we meet you to obtain a stolen car report?" (on my 2000 Toyota Corolla - who steals a 2000 Toyota Corolla?).

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Daughter is devastated. VERY expensive custom ice skates are in the backseat. Her world is at an end. I call my mom, sobbing. She assures me that it was not, in fact, my fault that Kendall's skates are gone, that I am a victim of a crime. She tells me to cry it out and she'll call later.

20 minutes later, call from mom. "It's been towed. They didn't report it when they should have. Here's the info . . ."

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Skates recovered, car isn't stolen. All is right with the world (until tomorrow, that is).

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All unattributed photos from We Heart It

7 comments:

Manda said...

Oh what an adventure... so glad it wasn't indeed stolen.
I must admit I could feel your daughter's pain.
If I had just shopped for treasures, that were in the backseat - I'd be choked, I might have even threw a temper tantrum (yep, I would have).
SOOO glad all is back as it should be!

Roxanne said...

Holy moly! I'm glad it wasn't stolen along with Kendall's precious skates! That'll be a day she'll remember forever.

Claire said...

My heart stops at this. Coming from Africa this is a very real part of everyday life!

So glad it and the skates were found ; )

Thank you for sharing your heart the way you did with me over at my place.

lucy said...

bad luck, but good news, happy ending, great pictures! so the so i like to thinkg that moral of this story is that a good cry will solve most problems, big and small! let's tell that to our world leaders and hope it helps! i believe in the power of tears!

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my, getting your car towed is no fun at all. :( I'm glad you got the skates back! But, the most important part of the day was that you were out on a mother-daughter adventure. Some of us can't do that with our Moms anymore since Mom is no longer with us. Some of us ARE able to do that with our daughters and should take advantage of every opportunity to do so!

Go Bucks!

Lois

Frances said...

Wheew! (how do you spell that?!) I'm so glad it wasn't stolen! Sounds like they need a sign though and should reimburse you the charges.

stringsofpurls said...

Oh my...funny how things can start out well and then...well, chalk all up to character development!

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