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Gadgets seem to grow feet

When I was growing up, my mom was often irritated because she couldn’t find her favorite shirt, the pair of shoes she wanted to wear or even her brand-new purse.

More often than not, she found me or my sister wearing her misplaced item as we tried to sneak out the front door unnoticed.

Although I am a few years away from Laurel borrowing my clothes, I realized this week that I am already experiencing the modern version of this age-old battle. It seems that in the past few months, all of my electronic devices and power cords have grown feet. They never stay where I leave them.

After several minutes of searching for my cellphone yesterday, I finally called it. As soon as I dialed the number, I heard Trevor yell from his room, “Hey, mom! Someone’s trying to call you, but I’m in the middle of playing a video game.”

Last week, I finally found my long-lost earbuds in my daughter’s ears as she happily listened to a book on my iPod. And I have decided that my family must move my phone charger to a new outlet every few hours just for the fun of watching me lose my mind as I hunt through the house.

I guess my saving grace is Laurel isn’t wearing my clothes when I find her with my electronics. At least not yet.

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