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Anyone who has ever raised kids knows something about finding weird things in weird places. I wrote last year about pulling out my wallet to pay at the grocery store only to have a pair of poopy underwear in a plastic baggy come flying out of my purse. Yay me! Yay motherhood!
But that was my fault. I mean, I wasn't the creator of the poopy undies, but I was the one who stuffed them in my purse and forgot about them. But mostly, my little archeological finds have nothing to do with me. There seems to be some brain malfunction in my children whereby they are unable to remember where they put anything. Shoes are lost daily. Jackets and sweatshirts disappear into the ether. And weird things turn up in weird places all the time. Legos in my shoes are farm league.
A partial inventory of what I've found lately:
- A saw in Oliver's bed (along with a handful of clothespins and about 15 hardback books — obviously he's planning an escape.).
- A coaster filed with nail clippings on a side table in the living room (I know, so disgusting).
- Four lipsticks in Maggie's bed.
- An ancient computer keyboard, also in Maggie's bed — so nice to snuggle up to.
- A bottle of shampoo in the laundry hamper.
- A pile of sand in the closet.
- A wad of chewing gum in the back of Oliver's hair. (He has epically thick hair. God only knows how long it had been there.)
- A lovely orange parasol in the chicken coop.
- A Tupperware filled with crackers in the coat closet.
- An old, warm yogurt in the toy box (unopened).
Things I am missing and suspect I will someday find in my kids' room:
- My keys and the remote to my car.
- All my freelance accounting paperwork from the last year.
What about you? What's the weirdest (or grossest) thing you've found in the weirdest place?
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