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by: Kim Bongiorno


“It’s time to go! All I need is my kid’s jacket, and I know exactly where to look.”


Title card: Time to look…on his hook

[All coats but his are hanging.]


Title card: On the floor.

[Mom spins around, looking on the floor.]


Title card: On the garage floor.

[Mom peeks into garage, sees nothing.]


Title card: Behind the couch.

[Mom looks behind couch, falls.]


Title card: Under the coffee table.

[Mom slides under, finds nothing.]


Title card: By his kitchen chair.

[Mom finds dirty sock, instead.]


Title card: By his reading chair.

[Mom finds books and trash and dirty dishes to clean up.]


Title card: Upstairs.

[Mom runs upstairs.]


Title card: In his room.

[Mom looks around his bedroom.]


Title card: In his sister’s room.

[Mom looks behind giant plush toys.]


Title card: In the bathroom.

[Mom looks around bathroom, into shower.]


Title card: In the basement.

[Mom runs downstairs.]


Title card: Think. Think!

[Mom sits on couch, sees video game controllers, realizes son must have been there recently, starts checking couch cushions.]


Title card: Why didn’t I look here first?

[Mom pulls jacket from couch cushions, does celebratory fist pump.]


Written by Kim Bongiorno for

Music: “Funny Song” via

Kim Borngiorno headshotKim Bongiorno is an author, freelance writer, and the award-winning blogger behind Let Me Start By Saying. She lives in New Jersey with her handsome husband and two charmingly loud kids, who she pretends to listen to while playing on Facebook and Twitter.

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