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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Finders Keepers -- My Eldest Daughter's Magical Talents

I looked. 

I spent at least an hour looking, if not more.  I looked in all the logical places.

I could not find my ID cards.

I replaced a few cards and, still, I did not find the rest of my cards.

I looked again.

I tried to remember where I put them.  I could not retract an image from my memory.

I knew I put them somewhere easy.  I just could not remember where.

I needed my credit card. 

I kept putting off calling for a replacement.  I did not want the credit card company to issue a new card with a new number.  All our bills are charged automatically to my card.  I would have to call EVERY service provided (water, electricity telephone, insurance, etc) to change our bills.  I dreaded the thought.

I knew the card was somewhere at home.

My eldest said she would help me find them.  She is THE BEST at finding things.  I do not know how she does it, but she finds things when nobody else succeeds.

She felt confident she could find my cards (I admit, I was skeptical), but she had been too busy to look.

Then, she had a day off of school and we wanted to spend some quality time together.  As a special treat, we decided to get sushi for lunch.  But I did not have my credit card.  So, with a sushi incentive, my daughter went to look for my hidden treasure.

Less than five minutes later, she came and asked, "Are these your cards?"

How did she do it?

They were right there, in a place I had looked several times.

How did I miss seeing them?

Why could my daughter find them and I could not?

There is only one explanation:  My daughter is magic!

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Saul Mashbaum said...

Delightful posting.
FWIW, we have a magical daughter too.
She's *much* better than our other kids at finding things.
In our family, I hide the afikomen at the seder, and the everyone else looks for it. This works pretty well, except for the fact that "Magic" used to find the afikomen much more often than the other kids, so things didn't work out as evenly over the years as we would have liked.
In not sure if "Magic", now happily married, will be at our seder this year, but if she is, I may slip her a little something beforehand so that she doesn't look too hard for the afikomen:)

mikimi said...

I know what you mean by kids good at finding things. My daughter does not live at home anymore and hasn't for several years now and yet when I really cannot find something, I call her or text her and ask her to help me figure out where I put the item.
B"H you-or rather your ED- found the catds.
As for sushi, we have a lady in Tzfat who makes specialty sushi for Friday.Yumyum!

Norma said...

I wasn't sure what the title of your blog meant (I write one called Coffee Spills about people and things I see in coffee shops), and reading through I see you are overcoming cancer. My best thoughts and prayers for you from Columbus, Ohio.

Anonymous said...

I am the only one in the house who can find things. Unless it is candy or chocolate - then all my children are experts

Anonymous said...

The previous anonymous comment was from your friend Ariela. I don't really get how to do this properly.

RivkA with a capital A said...

Saul -- LOL! I always wonder what I am going to do when she gets married/moves out. I might never find anything again!

Mikimi -- It's great that your "finder" works long-distance. I'm not sure mine could find things without actually being here.

Norma -- thanks for stopping by. hope you come again!

Ariela -- there is a way to create a blogger identity, even if you don't have your own blog. Of course, I do not know how to do it, but I do know it can be done!