“Have you seen Cameron’s dad?” Chaz asks.
Maybe, I think. Since I don’t know what he looks like he may have walked past.
As a Cub Master, Chaz knows lots of dads that I don’t. He often refers to Ethan’s dad or Zack’s dad. I nod and try to follow. I’m sure he feels the same when I start doing a mom roll call.
“Is he missing?” I ask looking from Chaz to Cameron. We're standing in a packed high school gymnasium full of kids of all ages and their families. I understand how easy it might be to turn your head for a second and lose sight of someone in the crowd. Still, it’s awful when parents go and get themselves lost.
“Stay with the boys and I’ll make a loop,” Chaz says. This seems like a good idea since sending me out to look for someone I don’t know doesn’t sound like a promising plan.
“So,” I start looking at Cameron. “Lost dad?” He nods. “Bummer.”
He gives me a small smile.
“Don’t worry,” I continue. “They always turn up.”
As I say this, Chaz and Cameron’s dad walk through the high school gym doors. Lost parent found.