If you read about older homes in the real estate ads, "charming" is the word you'll find. This is code for "impractical." One of the many charms in our house is that every bedroom and closet door is locked with a skeleton key. Charming isn't it?
Yes, in the sense that it is impractical-- especially when there are more than eight different skeleton keys that each work only on one door, except sometimes...like when middle child gets a hold of one (blames littler brother for giving it to him) locks my linen closet and his own closet and then "drops? the key somewhere... outside? in the grass?"
Middle child roamed the yard yesterday for hours under orders to find that key. I didn't have much hope he'd find it. He couldn't even remember what he was out there for and was more often seen chasing butterflies than looking at the ground.
We're hoping to find that key today when the lawn is mowed. In the meantime, I hope nobody needs a fresh pillowcase and middle child will have to get by on what little clothes and underwear we found for him in the dryer.
St. Anthony, pray for us.