Michael's retainer is missing. Ugh! These things are not cheap to replace. He remembers putting it back in its case and then on his desk where he always keeps it. But, it's not there. So in desperation this morning I offered a $10 reward to anyone in the house who finds it ... gotta motivate those older kids too to start looking too. After my announcement, there was a stampede headed up the stairs to Michael's room, except for Patrick and Lucy.
"Mom, can I have 10 tootsie rolls instead, if I find Michael's retainer?" asked Patrick.
"Sure, 10 tootsie rolls it is!" I assured him.
Then he made a run for the upstairs, leaving Lucy standing next to me in deep thought.
"Mom, can I have 10 M & M's instead?" she asked.
Hmmm, I guess I should have started lower than 10 dollars!
In any case, dear St. Anthony, do you stuff!