Without SparkPeople, He Would Have Gotten Away With It
Saturday, October 22, 2011
First, let me say I adore my son-in-law. He is a very kind, polite and considerate person. Usually he is an attentive and effective father as well as one of the most caring people in my life. However, his halo might have slipped just a bit yesterday.
In my blog, I shared the picture of Natalie with her arm in a sling, and appreciated the many sympathetic and supportive comments from my SparkFriends. Cyndi (Aquagirl, a leader of our local SparkTeam) made such a comment and added, "Please tell her that I'm sorry that I didn't recognize her at the Tow Jam in Bartow Friday night when she got lost."
Hmmm. I hadn't heard anything about her getting lost. We had met dear son-in-law at his place of employment about 5:30 pm on Friday and given him both kids so we could go out to dinner and to a symphony concert. My daughter was still going to be working for many more hours.
So today I asked him about it when he called. He immediately said she was never really lost, that his older brother knew where she was at all times. However, my son in law thought she was right behind him and didn't realized she had stopped. His brother just wanted to see how long it would take him to realize she wasn't there. Evidently, it took a while. When she thought she was lost, the big brother finally spoke up.
I probably should have left it alone. "Natalie was lost? I hadn't heard anything about that!," my daughter said at the dinner table this eve after I brought it up again. See, without SparkPeople, neither my daughter or I would have ever known. Thank heavens she's fine. I hope they both learned a bit of a lesson.