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I hate days like this. I was at the ICAN conference over the weekend. I got about 20 hours sleep spread out over Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday night - no sleep at all on Thursday, as I was flying the "red eye". The weekend was incredibly emotionally draining.<br><br>
So - I got back and dd (almost four) and ds2 (21 months) are both wired beyond wired. DD's really volatile, anyway, and she was upset that I was gone. DS2 developed a cold on Sunday morning.<br><br>
I'm about three months pregnant, and also have a cold. I'm still feeling bagged from the trip - I don't travel well at the best of times and two 10-12 hours trips (including connections) in the space of 72 hours is a bit much for me.<br><br>
I skipped another choir practice last night, because I needed to grocery shop and hadn't been able to get the kids out the door yesterday. DD got undressed while I was getting her brother dressed, and he freaked out to be nursed while I was trying to get her dressed again, and then he fell asleep. It was gross.<br><br>
Today, I decided to have my nephew over for a play date. We do this once a week. I <i>finally</i> managed to get the kids both ready to go - barely in time, but my nephew would only have to wait a minute or two. I couldn't find my freaking key for the minivan. I had it last night when I went shopping. I can't walk over, because I don't know where the waist expander for the Ergo is (could put ds2 in it without it, but it's <i>really</i> tight, very uncomfortable, and probably not a great idea when I'm pregnant). I just turned my house upside down for half an hour - after calling my nephew's school to tell them I'll be late. I still can't find the freaking key. My sister sent her babysitter to pick up my nephew, but I feel like crap. He gets really excited about these playdates, and I know he was looking forward to seeing us. Plus, I'm supposed to meet a friend from out of town (my closest friend for 25+ years) for dinner tonight, and I **** can't find the blasted key!!!<br><br>
ARRRRGGGHH!! WTF? I drove home, locked the van, put the key in my pocket, and it's VANISHED.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> hope you find it!<br><br><br>
and things calm down<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Maybe some of the psychic mamas can help with the key.<br><br>
I hope you get lots of rest tonight and things start to look up for you.
 

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Actually, calling my sister and saying "I can't go and get him", followed by sitting down, and typing out my rant whilst NAK helped...I'm still feeling really stressed, and SO sick of "placenta brain", but at least I'm not running around like a crazy woman. I wish I could think of somewhere else to LOOK.
 

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Where did you take the pants off at? Check the floor in that area. Did you wash them? Check the washer and dryer. The bottom of the laundry basket if you use one. Check the van, just in case you locked them in (did that a few times when I was pg), check the ground from the van to the house, then anywhere you sat down in case it fell out while you were sitting.<br><br>
Hope things get calmer soon!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Where did you take the pants off at? Check the floor in that area. Did you wash them? Check the washer and dryer. The bottom of the laundry basket if you use one. Check the van, just in case you locked them in (did that a few times when I was pg), check the ground from the van to the house, then anywhere you sat down in case it fell out while you were sitting.<br><br>
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I've checked all those places, with variations as applicable. I should check the back of the van, where I had the groceries, but I can't open it to see, and the rear window is covered with rain.<br><br>
The kids flushed a bunch of stuff down our upstairs toilet on Monday, and it was clogged. DH cleared it with an auger. Yesterday, it was still acting up and is officially out of order. I hope this doesn't mean that they added my key to the bowl. *sigh*
 

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Oh, that sounds so stressful! The last time I couldn't find my keys, my very helpful 21-month old had taken them from the dining room table and put them away in my coat pocket for me. Not a bad place for them, but it took me an hour and a half to find them, since it was a coat I hadn't worn in a few days... The funny thing was, he'd been trying to tell me - when I asked him where they were he said "pocket" and patted his own pocket, which was empty, so I thought he was just being toddlerish.<br><br>
Hope you find them soon, and everything settles down!
 

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The key is still missing.<br><br>
I think I'll call BCAA (local AAA affiliate) and have them break into the van, in case the key is in there somewhere. Of course, if the key <i>isn't</i> there, I'm going to have no way to turn off the alarm.<br><br>
This sucks - I can't imagine what I've done with it...
 

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I know this is absolutely no help right now, so please forgive me for saying it, but really, everyone should have a spare key for their car. DH and I each have a key for both cars, plus we have spares hidden in the house.<br><br>
I do feel your pain - I lose my keys all the time, and I need them for work. I can't imagine searching my house for 1 key. My keys are on one of those long lanyard clip thingies. It's fluorescent. It's the only way I can ever find the damn things, since I can't seem to train myself to put them in the same spot every day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
If it was me, I probably would have taken the key out of my pocket and put it somewhere "safe" - then forgotten all about it! My little brother used to hide my mom's keys... in the refrigerator drawer, under his bed, in the toybox...
 

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We're still in the process of buying this van from my mom. She gave us both keys. I, however, suffering an attack of placenta brain, forgot that dh had told me the other key was broken. I <i>thought</i> we had a spare.<br><br>
Fortunately, this key is on the little keychain thing that has the auto door lock and panic button, so it's not <i>quite</i> as bad as looking for just a key.<br><br>
I always put it in my pocket or the pocket on my purse. The only exception is if I'm going back out again, I might set it on top of the freezer...but if dh finds it there, he hangs it on a hook in the closet.<br><br>
I'm really going nuts here. This is just so STUPID (I know - that's a bad word - dd told me so yesterday <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ).
 

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This is the first time I've ever lost a key that it took more than about 30 seconds to find. Once is enough. I think I'm going to invest in one of those beeper units that lets to you find your stuff through noise...and pray I don't lose the beeper...
 

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If you disconnect the battery, the alarm won't go off anymore. You'll have to reset the radio pre-sets, but that's an option if you call AAA.
 

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I almost never listen to the radio, anyway. I guess I'll do that tomorrow. I wish I could read a toddler brain - I'm getting a strange feeling that ds2 knows where my key is...
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Hope you find it!
 

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I am going to stash at least 12 spare keys after this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Huh. I went to the conference this past weekend and I can't find my keys today, either... DH and I searched the house and found nothing. I have no idea where they could be. I thought we had a spare, but apparently it only opens the doors but won't start the engine.<br><br>
Bleh, I'm right there with ya.
 

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sometimes i absent mindedly , randomly throw important things inside grocery bags when i get home from the store. like my keys or wallet. and then i get sidetracked and dont unpack all the groceries... in case you did that i thought i would offer it as an idea.
 

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I actually thought of that, and went through both bags...nothing.<br><br>
At least now I know why I've been handling it so badly. I spent my entire night last night alternating between lying on the couch and dashing to the bathroom. Between the diarrhea and the puking, I'm so dried out today that I feel like a mummy...no wonder I've been so disoriented and irritable...
 

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still no key? that sucks. And um, just for the record, some kinds of alarms will still keep going off with the battery disconnected.<br><br>
Sorry, I worked at an auto shop for 2 years. Somebody who had lost their key fob brought their car in with the alarm going off. We actually REMOVED the speaker from the car and it still made noise. We shoved it in a drawer and eventually the battery in it died. But anyway. I don't think that kind of alarm is common.<br><br>
A locksmith can make a new key to fit your lock, if it comes to that. I hope not.<br><br>
I often find my keys in the same place that I swear I've already looked 20 times. Maybe if you give your little guy another key, he'll put it in the same place he put the first one?<br><br>
Hope you are feeling better!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I often find my keys in the same place that I swear I've already looked 20 times. Maybe if you give your little guy another key, he'll put it in the same place he put the first one?</div>
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That's an idea...maybe I'll try that, but I think I'll wait until dh gets home.<br><br>
I just fell asleep on the couch - I <i>never</i> fall asleep when I've got the kids, and now I know why. They went into the upstairs bathroom, found their big brother's Halloween makeup (he used it recently, and I thought he'd put it back in his - locked - room). I washed off the counter, the sink and both kids - but I don't even want to think about the walls...
 
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