Monday, January 30, 2012

The Book Fiasco

Kendall has a book project due Friday. I was sure she’d told me last week she finished the book, but I found out yesterday afternoon she hadn’t. So I told her no more anything other than reading for the day. She went to lay with Tia in our bed, reading while I headed out to run a few errands. I returned to find Kendall on the computer. I went upstairs to ask Tia what happened, and she said Kendall had lost her book and was supposed to be looking for it.

Lost her book?

I couldn’t believe it. Tia had been laying in bed most of the time, and so had Kendall. Apparently Kendall took a break, got up, drifted off, Tia went to find her, she came back, and the book was gone.

We spent 2-3 hours, the three of us, searching our room, the bathrooms, the closet, the living room, the kitchen, everywhere inside the house. We couldn’t find the book. At some point Tia gave up, only to find out the book isn’t available at Amazon yet. Kendall got it from the book fair at school and it hasn’t been released to the public.

Very annoying. And disconcerting for me, since I need to get her to work on the project this week. Her teacher wasn’t overly sympathetic today. Kendall can check the library tomorrow, or she can pick a new book.

Going to be a long week for us.

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