I couldn’t find him

A few days ago I was reading a book while Brody was playing in the dining room with his toys. I heard him playing with his noisy truck that he turns on just to drive me crazy I think lol. Then I thought I heard someone taking the gate down that blocks off the back room to keep him out and away from the back door. I thought it was Bill coming in so I didn’t pay much attention to it. After a minute or so and that Bill hadn’t said anything to me, I got up to see what he brought home from the store. Much to my horror I realized that Bill wasn’t home and I didn’t see Brody. I ran all through the house looking for him. I looked under tables, in closets, behind chairs but I couldn’t find him anywhere. I headed for the back door thinking that he’d gone outside. I ran out calling his name and looked around the yard, I ran out to the street and looked up and down and still didn’t see him. My neighbors boy came out to go to work and I asked him to look in their backyard to see if Brody had gone over there. In the mean time I went to check the garage and my car because he can open the car door and has gotten inside before. He was nowhere in sight and he wasn’t in the neighbors yard either. My heart just sank! I’m yelling and calling his name but he never answered me.

I ran back around the house and was coming in to call for help. I was frantic and on the verge of tears, and a nervous breakdown. Much to my relief, just as  I turned the corner of the house, there he was holding the back door open looking at me like I’d lost my mind. I said “Brody where were you?” He looks up at me with that innocent little face and says “Bwody hide’n”. For the life of me I don’t know where he was hiding and still don’t. The only thing I can think of is he must have hidden in the bathroom closet as that’s the only place I don’t remember looking.

It took me a good hour to settle down. My heart was racing a million miles a second, I could feel it pounding in my chest and I can’t tell you how scared I was. The gate we have blocking the back room worked when he was smaller but now he’s figured out how to get it open. Needless to say that now whenever I hear the gate being moved I look to make sure I know where Brody is. I think we need to get a taller one now where he can’t reach over and un-hook it. I know one thing…my heart can’t take another scare like that, or my nerves.

Are you ready for all the little witches, ghosts and goblins tonight? Brody’s going to be Woody from Toy Story. The kids are really looking forward to it. Brody will have more fun this year now that he’s older I think. On the other hand, the other kids scary costumes might scare him. As it is now he’s always telling me that “Bwody’s so scared”. What  he’s scared of I don’t know but he says it all the time. I don’t think he knows what scared means lol. I hope he doesn’t find out tonight.

Hope you have a great Halloween!


  1. What an awful scare you had. I am glad everything turned out OK.

    I have a bowl of candy by the front door. Last year just a few, we'll see what this year brings.

  2. You were lucky to find him,
    In here not so long ago two kids were hits by train behind their home and both died.
    Their mother just like you they thought they are still inside house?
    So glad you don't have high blood pressure.

  3. That would be enough for anyone to get upset...yikes! We did well enough last night but the rain made it fairly quiet as far as the neighborhood kids are concerned.

  4. OH MY GOD Sherry. I would have had a blooming heart attack. I swear I would. I can appreciate the sheer terror you were feeling trying to find him. That's such a horrible horrible feeling.


  5. Well,
    I missed my childhood memories when I celebrated the Helloween.
    At that time,I was in kindergarten :D

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