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frown  Hubby is in the shower and his cell phone rings.  I look at it and see it’s our (actually his) daughter calling, but I don’t know how his phone works and miss the call.

So, I grab my cell phone and call her back.  She answers and I say “you called?”

And the voice at the other end says, “Uh, uhm, I just found this phone and was trying to figure out whose it is.  It was on the ground by the high school.”

I say, “It’s my daughter’s phone.”  And then I’m stumped.  Our daughter lives six hours away from us, and I’ve just realized that I have two ways of contacting her.  Her cell phone, and a PO box.  I have no street address, and no idea if she and her boyfriend have a land line phone.  

This would all be excusable if she had just moved there last week, but she’s lived there well over a year now!!!  

It’s ten o‘clock, do you know where your children are???  Uhm, no, not really.   tongue out



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      Lazylola wrote Aug 25, 2009
    • You are not a horrible mother, nowadays most people use cell phones and have no land line. I only have a cell because my job pays for it, but I did find that I was using it as a little black book and finally got around to putting all the numbers in an actual little black book, if I were to lose the phone I’d lose touch with a lot of people. This will serve as a reminder to many of us to think about alternate ways to contact our kids, family & friends.  

      Hope she gets her phone back.estatic



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      Marilyn09 wrote Aug 25, 2009
    • Alot of kids are on Myspace- you can sign up for that and see if shes there. Or Facebook.



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      Kendi wrote Aug 26, 2009
    • you are not horrible; these things happen particularly in this era of technology where it’s either cellphone, facebook, twitter and the like. This should just prompt you to get all the necessary addresses of your daughter, that’s all.



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      UK Girl wrote Aug 26, 2009
    • Your not horrible  

      It’s just caught you out and now you just remedy it by getting the address etc;



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      Tuliplady wrote Aug 26, 2009
    • Thanks for making me feel better you guys! happy

      And yes, she’s on Facebook, but not daily, so it might be a week before she got a message there.

      Hubby got out of the shower and he didn’t know any more than I did.  We had to scour the phone book to find DD’s BFF’s phone number and call her at 10pm to get DD’s land line phone number.  We were pretty sure they still have a land line because her boyfriend is an electrician with his own business.  

      Her dad finally got hold of her and she about had heart failure because “dad never calls“.  

      Now, to top things off, the battery on the lost cell phone has gone dead so we can’t even get ahold of the girl who found it.  So, hopefully she remembers the names I told her and will track them down.  Luckily they live in a very small town.  

      Lola, I’m like you, I realize I’ve been using the phone book on my cell as a little black book.  If I loose that, or the phone dies, I’m up the proverbial creek with no paddle!!!  Better get these things written down today.  I don’t know any of my kid’s phone numbers.  They‘re just programed into speed dial!frown



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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 26, 2009
    • You are not a horrible mother at all. ANd this is a good reminder to us all to make sure we have the important contact info for our families. It probably is a good idea to also get the name and number of a non relative in their immediate area.

      I’m glad it all turned out ok.



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      Mz. Queen wrote Aug 26, 2009
    • We are great mothers, busy mothers and loving mothers who are sometimes stretched beyond understanding. My children are close as 15minutes and far as 2 hours away. I only know one number by memory and no addresses except the name of the college.



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      Lilwhitedaisy wrote Aug 26, 2009
    • estatic....your not a bad mother, i agree with what everyone else has said, get the number of a trusted neighbor in the area where your daughter lives.



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