September 21, 2011

Craziness from 10 Years Ago

We were at dinner tonight and the strangest conversation came up.

Mr. T: Like the time we were at Shamu's.

My husband raised an eyebrow.

Mr. T: Getting lost.

Bones: I NEVER got lost there. That wasn't me!

Mr T: Who was it?

My husband's eyes got big. "Wait. I remember this."

Me: What in the heck are you all talking about?

Hunhead: Our kids didn't get lost. One of Bob's kids.

Mr. T: That's right. It's when we went to Seaworld with Uncle Bob and Aunt Cindy.

Me: What? I didn't know this.

Hunhead: We never told you. Bob lost Brent. It was scary.

Me: Where in the heck was *I*?

Hunhead: You and Cindy were somewhere. You had Bones and she had their daughter. Bob lost Brent. He was... 3? He just walked away. I was freaking. Bob was about to have a breakdown. I stayed with our two and his oldest while he went looking, climbing over stairs and rushing through people to find him. When he finally found him he said, "Cindy can never know this..."

Me: Wow. I remember this now, where we were, where Cindy and I were, and y'all having a seat for us. But I never knew he was lost!

Hunhead: Guess I just broke our pact...

Me: That was... 10 years ago!

Lose a kid, find him, and take it to your grave... I'm still laughing. FWIW, Bob and Cindy are no longer married. Perhaps having to hide the situation from his wife was a pretty good indicator of where they were really headed... as for my husband not telling me. I know him. He flat forgot. He had his own life to worry about.

Posted by Boudicca at September 21, 2011 09:58 PM

Wow... and forgetfulness... that would be my husband.

Posted by: vwbug at September 22, 2011 04:41 AM

I dunno, I guess I'm too used to the country and kids wandering off. And of course my boyhood in the 50s when my seven year old sister could wander freely through the State Fair with my grubby little three year old hand in hers. My folks would tie a bright colored helium baloon to my overall suspendors for when I'd have an Es-Cape.

It never occured to anyone that someone would want to hurt us. I don't think I like this new world I'm in.

Posted by: Peter at September 23, 2011 12:19 AM