This morning we took our Christmas library books back , they should have been back last week but we are on " the list" where if the books are overdue they get automatically renewed so you don't end up with a fine. Quite lucky really.
Anyway, I was talking to the librarian at the checkout desk and the boys were sitting on the chairs behind me , squabbling as per usual. Next thing I know it's all gone quiet and the boys have disappeared. To say my heart was in my mouth was an understatement.
The library is only small so after a quick scan round it was obvious they weren't in there. I dashed outside thinking that maybe they were in the foyer bit at the front but no not there either. Not hiding behind the stairs , then I heard Gabe shouting of me. Then I spotted them about half way down the road right next to the pelican crossing pushing and shoving each other. I just yelled and yelled for them to get back to me .... the road is a very busy road and the crossing is on a blind corner.
When I got hold of them I was just so relieved that they were okay but also sooooo mad that they had left the building on their own. I took hold of their hands and just about marched them home , I couldn't even speak. Back in the house they both had a good talking to , explained why they didn't do things like that and then got sent to their rooms.
I can't put into words they way I felt but I'm sure you all can understand the emotions and feelings that were rushing around inside of me.
After lunch Hub needed to go into town so he took Milo with him whilst I took Gabe to our local cemetery to look for one of the items on my Scavenger Hunt list. The photographs that I'd taken in the library this morning ( another thing on the list ) were rubbish but I was quite pleased with some of the ones from the Cemetery. I haven't shown you the one I'm going to use.
We got home before Hub and as I heard them come in the front door I realised straight away that Milo was in trouble again. Hub said that he was bending down in the bus station putting some things in his bag and when he looked up Milo was gone. Once again he had taken it upon himself to go walkabout. Thankfully Hub found him just about straight away. Obviously the chat and punishment he had been given earlier had gone in one ear and out the other and to be honest we both really thought that he knew better.
So he has now received another punishment and has had another talking to . Hopefully this will be the last time he disappears as I don't think either of us could take the worry .. Kids !!!!!