Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lost or Broken?

I can't decide which is better with a 2 year old: lost or broken. Before I had Michael, I would have said broken because at least you know where it is and maybe you can fix it. Now I am up in the air about it. With lost, there is hope that it will be found and it will not be broken too. With broken and a 2 year old, it's just that....broken!

Last week we had lost AND broken. Michael's glasses broke on Friday when he tripped and fell into something while playing outside at daycare. Lost was his right shoe insert that the physical therapist noticed on Tuesday. I know he had it that morning so it had to be somewhere at daycare or at the PT clinic. Michael knows how to take the insert out so it could be anywhere at those places. I asked him where it was as we were leaving the PT office and he tells me that a little girl from his daycare class took it. He blames a lot of stuff on this particular child and I am not sure why. He maintained his story for the whole week.

I took Michael's glasses yesterday to be repaired and unfortunately, he is going to need a new set of frames. I guess I can't complain too much as he is two years old and one pair lasted him 8 months. Not bad, considering he wears them every day and plays pretty rough. They had held up well so far but I guess you can only bend them back into place so many times. The optician ordered a replacement pair and they will be in later this week or early next week.

Lost became gone as the week went on. His teachers looked everywhere for the insert and the director reviewed the daily tapes to see if they could find out what happened to it. It was killing me to not know where they were. It's almost like wanting to say something and then forgetting what it is by the time you have a chance to say it. It was finally determined that the shoe insert was thrown out by one of the older kids. I think it came out on the playground and someone picked it up and showed it to their teacher, who didn't know what it was. But at least, it's no longer lost and I don't have to wonder if it will be found after we get a replacement. And the daycare is going to pay for the replacement, which I really appreciate.

So given the choice between lost or broken, I still can't decide. However, with a 2 year old boy and a little girl on the way, I am leaning more towards broken because I don't think I will have much time to worry about lost!


Joanna said...

I'm going for broken

Kara said...

I agree! Broken is better than lost. I drive myself crazy looking for lost items. A lost item can definitely ruin my day because I will drop everything and spend the whole day looking for it!

-Bridget said...

Broken. There's closure there.

Poor baby! Rough week!

Melissa said...

It is impressive that he kept the same pair of glasses for 8 months. When I taught preschool, a little girl in my class had to get new glasses every 2-3 months because she played so rough.

And I agree that broken is better. I turn the house upside down when something is missing. It makes me insane! I hope you have a better week.

Mel said...

I agree broken is better than lost. I will also go nuts looking for something that is lost.

Robertson Family said...

I agree looking for the lost can take FOREVER! But dealing with the broken can just get it behind you! This was a rough week for you!

DuBose Family said...

Broken. Lost drives me nuts. I can't leave it alone.