I have been mourning the demise of my brain cells ever since I started having babies and stopped getting enough sleep at night. For a while there, I thought I could actually feel my brain turning to mush. One of the consequences of a mushy brain is forgetfulness. Never have I missed my brain so much as tonight when my forgetfulness has peaked. Did I commit to be in two places at the same time for the umpteenth time? No. Did I leave a hose on for eight hours again? No. Did I get ready for bed before realizing that one of my children was still at a friend's house? No. (Side note: I've only done that twice before. When you think of the thousands of nights that I HAVE remembered all my children, that's not a bad track record.) It's much worse than all of those. I've misplaced my Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies!
Back in the days of my sugar fast, I purchased two boxes of cookies and tucked them under the sleeping bags in the garage for safe keeping until I could eat them. I finally remembered about them last week, and after searching for only ten minutes I miraculously found them. I felt bad not sharing them, so I opened one cellophane bag and shared with the children. Then I put the opened bag back in the box and away in a high cupboard, not really believing that would deter my kids but it was worth a try. (It actually worked, though it didn't deter me and Kent.) The unopened bag I hid for my personal use in a very safe and not-at-all-obvious spot. It's so un-obvious that I have no idea where it is now. I've checked all the regular spots: on top of my dresser; in my sock drawer; behind books on the shelf; in between the folders in my filing cabinet. When my regular spots failed, I moved on to locked cabinets, inside my china bowls, and under the sleeping bags again. No luck! Wherever I hid them, it's a great spot!
I'm trying to tell myself that the cookies store well and the day I come across them will be better than finding forgotten cash in a coat pocket. But really, since I can't go to an ATM and pull out a box of Thin Mints, I don't know if I can be that patient. Maybe I should just delete this post in the hopes that I will forget I ever bought the cookies in the first place. I suppose chances are pretty good that will happen anyway if I just wait a day or two.