I truly don't know! A rare moment when I lost my focus and did not scan the area before leaving.
The error was not noticed until that dreaded hour of...BEDTIME!
And boy, were there tears and more tears and yet...more tears with wailing of biblical proportion. I got into my car (actually hubby's) at 10:30 to drive back into town on the off chance that it had "magically" found it's way to a curb where I could find it.
I was not to be the HERO this night. I had to find a substitute "blanky" for her. Thank you Auntie Barb for the gorgeous pink and white one you crocheted for her birth. She clung to that as if her very being could be soothed from the very touch of it.
AND THEN...there was silence. For 9 hours and then she awoke to her Daddy wrapping her in her precious Blanky that he had searched for the moment the businesses had opened this morning.