Last friday my kids had no school. My youngest daughter (5) had several appointments, so I told my son (9) to bring something to do, because I knew he would be bored. We left early, stopped and got dd's AFO's (braces) fixed, they need a new screw, they went to her dr.'s appointment. It was a long one, usually is. My son was very good, played his nintendo ds. As we were leaving, I stopped at the window to make her next appointment, the kids went into the waiting room and was playing with the scrap paper they had out for them to color on. Son was teaching dd how to make a cootie catcher. We left, went upstairs to the cafeteria to eat, since dd had a therapy appointment after lunch in the same building. After eating, we went to the bathroom to clean up, that is when I realized my son didn't have his nintendo ds with him. We went back to the cafeteria, nope, then remembered he sat it down in the Dr. office when we were leaving, to make the cootie catchers. So we ran back upstairs. It was no where to be found! Staff and Dr. happened to be right there talking and asked what we were looking for, they helped us look, and asked if we were sure we left it there, since there had only been 2 women there since we left, one was there waiting when we left, and one was coming in as we left. These women were now in the exam rooms. I am so stinking mad!! One of those adults stole a toy from a child??? Seriously??? I wanted to walk back to those exam rooms and confront them, especially after holding my son as he cried the rest of the afternoon. This boy sold boy scout popcorn 2 years in a row, was one of the top sellers and instead of picking a prize, he opted for the walmart giftcard, because he really wanted a nintendo ds. He then saved all his birthday money and did odd jobs for us and neighbors until he earned $170! Enough to buy the DS with a game. It took him 13 months! Since then, he has gotten more games and a case for his birthday and Christmas and some low life creep stole it all!! Poor kid has cried the last couple of nights before bed, because he loved that stupid thing. Now I have to figure out how I am going to get him a new one, even though my husband was laid off in March, found a new job (thankfully!) but at half the pay, and we are seriously struggling. Because I know it was a life lesson, but man, it was a little harsher than a 9 year old boy deserves!! Anyway, after being in such a good mood this month, trying to find things to be thankful for everyday and posting them to my facebook, this just ruined my holiday spirit! I can only hope that woman needed that gameboy more than my son!