Friday, January 29, 2010

A Pocketfull of What?

I'm never sure what I'll find in Youngest's pants pockets when I ready the jeans to go into the washer. If it's a school day, there is likely a wrapper from his snack at recess. Gee, did he have the crackers or the Nilla Wafers? Or was it the granola bar? [Lest you get the wrong idea about me, it could also be the wrapper from his Goldfish or Cheez-Its. Yeah, I suck.] School day or not, there's also likely to be a rock or a penny or some Lego piece that I'd been looking for ever since trying to make Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter.

But this? What the hell is this? Whatever it is, it's been wrapped in a paper towel from the school, and then it's been folded and taped, and then it's been soaked in something.

Hey, wait, it can't be that. I mean, the kid is only seven. And I've not seen drug dealers hanging on the lower yard with the primary school kids. And I'm there practically every single day.

Seriously, it looks like he's carrying. At 7.

Speaking of being 7 -- and eating junk food such as Goldfish and Cheez-Its -- did I tell you what happened to my husband on the playground two days ago?

As is often the case, he was playing basketball with the second graders. One oversized kid -- and by "oversized," I mean he tips the scale nearly to the point I do -- fouled him. Big time. He pushed into him, Pete landed wrong, and the kid came down on him. Hard

Hairline fracture to the foot. Yup. True story. Emergency room, X-rays, crutches. Certainly one-ups the bloody nose I got playing awhile back.

He wins.


Anne said...

I am so sorry to hear about Pete. I hope he is feeling better soon.

You are a much better mom than me. I don't bother to check pockets before throwing things into the washer. You would be shocked at all the fluffy girly things I have found in my washer.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I usually forget to check pockets too. I have no idea what this thing is in the photo, though. Sorry 'bout Pete's foot. That does NOT sound fun! :(

mayberry said...

That is one seriously large 2nd-grader.

So do you remember there was an episode of the Brady Bunch where Mike to Bobby to empty his pockets, and there was this little musical interlude while Bobby pulled all manner of random crap out of his wee little dungaree pockets? So what I'm saying is you should be humming that tune when you do laundry.

Mary Witzl said...

I find stuff like that in my kids' pockets and it's just surreal. You can only wonder how it got there. That looks like a chocolate bar that got washed in cold water and hung out to dry on a warmish day. (Years of experience talking)


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