My children spent a week with their grandparents this summer. Each day, my in-laws had something fun planned for them to do. After all, three busy kids need to be kept doing something productive!
One day, they took Lindsay, Logan, and Luke to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. It is a three-floor, 79,000 square foot facility that encourages children to learn in a hands-on environment. In fact, this museum is one of the largest children’s museums in the United States!
One of the stops in their day at the museum included a studio where children could dress up and act out a made-up story which could be recorded on DVD. My imaginative children went right to work on planning a weather show. Luke dressed in an elephant hat and the two big kids forecasted the weather. My father-in-law bought the 60 second DVD to surprise my husband and me.
Well, when show time came to present us with their big surprise, we all were really surprised when we realized there was nothing recorded on the DVD! My father-in-law took the DVD back to the museum about a week after their visit, and it was confirmed that nothing indeed had been recorded on the DVD. Then the museum employees asked him for the wrist band he had worn the day he had visited the museum (for proof of his visit per museum policy). Of course, he did not have it! He was told he could not get access to the recording without the wrist band.
A week later, my in-laws came to visit us and relayed the story. That’s when Lindsay chimed in with, “I still have my wrist band!” (Lindsay is my keeper of memories!) Her Papa replied, “Give it to me, and I’ll try it!”
On his second attempt to recover the recording, he succeeded because he had Lindsay’s wrist band as proof of their visit. So now we have a copy of their weather show! A lost memory found, thanks to Lindsay for keeping her wrist band! Way to go, Lindsay!