Thomas and I ran some errands this afternoon. Of course, we had to go AFTER the mail came - I still haven't heard anything from the university about nurse practitioner school. So frustrating! I received an email from them today saying I should have notification within the next few weeks. I'm working on a tactful email back since classes start in four weeks! Needless to say, the lack of mail and the subsequent email left me fairly grumpy. Thus, we left to run errands.
One of the errands was to go by the Sheriff's office to get my license. Great time, being grumpy and all AND with a T Rex. But it needed to be done. Actually, he was a great little guy. We waited for close to 45 minutes when it finally came time to get my photo taken. That's when he started to get a little antsy. Since he was in his stroller I put some yogurt drops in the tray (the only kind of "candy" he will eat - no bribing this child!) and turned away. A nice lady who worked there offered to play with him and even brought him a stuffed toy. Why not? After all, this is the Sheriff's office for goodness sake!
I turned to smile at the camera and looked back and my little boy was gone! Gone! I just about died! (My heart still pounds a little bit just thinking about it!) It was only about 5 seconds (felt more like 5 hours) before I saw them down the hallway strolling around. I ran over to them, roared at the lady like a true T Rex Mom, and then "thanked" her for the assistance. I was really shaken up. Guess I learned my lesson - no strangers offering to "watch" my child - even at the Sheriff's office!
I forgot to mention the Sheriff's office is right behind county juvenile services. Maybe that's why Thomas was so good! When I was a kid my mom used to threaten to send me to "juvy hall" if I was bad - it really kept me in line. I must be following in her foot steps.