My middle daughter is stubbornly hanging onto her pacifier, and every now and again she will wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to find it. As is every toddler’s first inclination, she will immediately start crying for mommy and daddy to come and find it. Usually, the “binky” is no further than under her pillow, but a few months back it started getting legs and ending up elsewhere. Since she shares a room with her older sister, I can’t just turn on the lights and have to resort to a flashlight. Of course, because kids love flashlights, none of ours have functioning batteries.
The first time this happened, in a shocking display of sleep-deprived parental genius, I remembered that I have a rechargeable LED trouble light hanging in the garage:
So there I went, barefoot at 4 AM, stumbling through the garage in search of it. It worked (the pacifier was somehow under her bed), and everyone was happy. I guess it proves there’s more than one way to skin a cat, but maybe I should just invest in some batteries.