MIA

Woody is missing.

I was so sure that Micah took his best friend to our friend's house for the New Year's Eve celebration, and when we couldn't find it the next day and Micah was tearing the house apart looking for him, I pulled the old one from retirement. Micah was thrilled because that was his hands-down favorite A#1 Woody of all time. The one he lost was his second-best B#2 Woody.

I figured that my friend would bring Woody to church on Sunday and all would be right with the world, but she did not. Sundays can be crazy with kids (she has 4 also) so chances of her forgetting are great. (Although she's way more organized than I am.)

Micah took his pulled-from-retirement favorite A#1 Woody to church with him and left Woody there. Sunday afternoon I called my friend to see if B#2 Woody surfaced at her house after the party. She keeps a neat house and actually cleans under her kids beds on a regular basis (I know! Can you believe it?!) and said Woody was not there. Drat. So Micah spent Sunday Woody-less.

I scoured the church from front to back and top to bottom Sunday evening. I questioned people in the know as well as innocent bystanders. Some had spotted Woody with Micah's shoes by the bookshelves. (Micah does not seem to be a huge fan of footwear, and feels at home enough in church to toss the shoes aside.) My kids confirmed that they had last spotted Woody there also. Someone put Micah's shoes on him and we all left. Not until we came home did we realize that Woody was MIA. And he was not found in church either.

I am thinking that he was kidnapped. People, I am willing to pay a ransom to get at least one Woody back. And some kid had to be all kinds of desperate to take the hands-down favorite A#1 Woody because that poor cowboy looked like he was drug by his horse for several miles and hadn't bathed in over a year. (He's just stained people. He gets washed regularly. He has the threadbare vest, faded face paint, and bleached jeans to prove it.)

It's been a sad few days in the Rocking Pony household without a favorite Woody to play with. I'm desperately bidding on Ebay to get Micah a new best friend. Despite the fact that there are 4 more Woodys here, none of them are up to Micah's standards. It's gotta be a special kind of Woody to pass the test, and while they're not hard to find, we don't have one on hand.

I'm just as sad as Micah is to have lost that hands-down favorite. That was one special cowboy doll. It was a definite memory-box keeper.

Rest in peace, cowboy. May someone love you as much as Micah did.

15 comments:

utmomof 5 said...

Did you call the guy who owns the local toy store and dresses up like a chicken and see if he kidnapped Woody? I would suspect him right of!!!

Bluepaintred said...

did you pout up a flyer on the Church bulletin board? I sure hope woody was taken by mistake becuase other wise, that's a pretty scummy thing to do!

Melissa said...

Ack! Not good, Mr. Potato Head, not good!

I hope Woody is found safe and sound and that Micah isn't having to hard of a time adjusting without him.

If I had a spare...heck, if I even had one, that would be flying it's way to you next day air!!

Debbie Yost said...

Seriously, you need to post a picture of the two beloved Woodys and see if any of your readers has one. I know we used to have a couple around here, but I'm not sure we do anymore. But, I'm not sure they would be acceptable.

Poor Micah. That is so sad he lost them both in on weekend!

Flea said...

Oh no! Poor Micah! Poor mom! I just called up to Little Guy's room to ask if he had a Woody, but he's already asleep. He used to have one, and I'm pretty sure it's the same one, but it's probably long gone. Hope y'all's turns up shortly.

Trannyhead said...

When I read the first sentence of this post, I audibly gasped. I can't believe he's gone! I hope he turns up ...

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Who is that schmuck to break up the Round Up Gang!!! Come home Woody!

Michelle said...

Bummer... good luck finding Woody - both of them. You're making me wish I had doubles of our personal favorites here.

On the plus side, don't give up. We found Little Miss's missing hat at church almost three weeks after it disappeared. And in a totally different place from where it was lost, too.

Teresa said...

I hope you find him! We lost our son's "B" (blankie), and didn't find it until several years later when I was fishing clothes out to fit his baby brother from a packed away tote. Thank goodness that I actually went through that tote instead of just giving it to goodwill. I washed it up & gave it to him, and even though he was too old for it, he still loves it. Now, its in that memory box after all. I just know Woody will surface, too.

Teresa said...

I hope you find him! We lost our son's "B" (blankie), and didn't find it until several years later when I was fishing clothes out to fit his baby brother from a packed away tote. Thank goodness that I actually went through that tote instead of just giving it to goodwill. I washed it up & gave it to him, and even though he was too old for it, he still loves it. Now, its in that memory box after all. I just know Woody will surface, too.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i totally think i've heard this before...hmmm. wath the toy room. things might start happening!

Burgh Baby said...

Oh no! Not Woody! And not Other Woody!

Seriously, not cool. I hope BOTH Woody's find their way home soon.

kimmy said...

I've been meaning to tell you that my daughter LOVED the shirt that you made. Hallie knows how much she likes elephants and the pattern on the shirt is perfect!

Thank you so much!!!!

Kimmy

the planet of janet said...

woodys are missing?

say it ain't so....

Andrea said...

Oh no!! I can only imagine how sad Micah is. When my boys have lost their blankets they just cry and look so lost. Poor Woody. Who is Micah supposed to run naked through fields with??? We have a woody doll here but it's not as nice at the ones that Micah had. Mine is all bendy with a cotton face. But if you need him I could send him to you, we dont' ever play with him.