The mums in the office nodded – in fact positively shuddered – when we read about the plight of actress Busy Philipps this morning.
The Dawson’s Creek star recalled on an Instagram story the moment she realised she’d left 9-year-old daughter Birdie’s favourite cuddly toys in Hawaii after a family holiday ?
“Guys, I ended our wonderful family vacation with a total parental fail,” Philipps said through tears.
“Birdie’s favourite, bear, Radar, and her other bear, Flat Bear, were left.”
The fact the snugglies of her other daughter, 4-year-old Cricket, made it home didn’t really help, either.
“But it doesn’t make anything better that of course, like, all of Cricket’s animals made it back,” she said with heavy sobs. “I just feel like such an a**hole.
“I know it’s just a mistake and these things happen. But it’s like, you know, f**k, it’s like the worst when you’re a parent and it’s like your responsibility to keep everything straight and… she just was so heartbroken.”
Setting herself to work to get the bears back paid off – and Busy was delighted to share in an update that after a call-out, Radar was located. Hurrah!
A family friend still in Hawaii found him in the hotel’s laundry room – and took him home to LA on their return flight. She even got the plane’s captain to pose with him ?
The search is still on for Flat Bear though – we’re guessing he’s doing the hula somewhere waiting to get snapped up and whisked home to his loving owner. Here’s hoping ?
What do you think?
Have you ever mislaid one of your little one’s fave toys? Were they distraught?
Or perhaps you have tactics to make sure it doesn’t happen – like not letting you children take their favourites out of the house, or keeping doubles just in case?
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Images: Busy Philipps on Instagram