Sunday, October 4, 2009

Maybe I'm not to blame

A few days ago I told Evan he could keep a blanket in his kid-sized armchair if he took all the toys out of it. There's a pocket on the back of the chair that I'm sure is intended to hold a couple of books, but apparently it has the same quality as Mary Poppins' carpet bag because here's everything that came out of it:
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • $1 bill
  • McDonalds Happy Meal puppies Fluffy and Otis and Teddy
  • Puppy "Sarah"
  • Usborne addition thingamabopper
  • Usborne subtraction thingamajig
  • Potty book
  • Empty photo album
  • Jack & Annie book
  • card from Grandma
  • Picture from friend Sophie
  • Transformer
  • 11 Hot Wheels cars
  • Frog noisemaker
I felt a little guilty after seeing all this, because as crazy neat and organized as I like to be, I also tend to be a little tiny bit of a packrat. It runs in the family though, so that's my excuse, and I figured poor Evan was just another victim of the gene.

And then I looked in Ethan's swim bag because I suspected that Evan's "lost" sunglasses might be in there. Despite the fact that we have not been to the pool in well over a month, here are the contents:
  • 3 kids t-shirts (1 for Evan, 2 for Eric)
  • 2 pairs of Ethan's goggles
  • 2 pairs of Evan's goggles
  • 2 pairs of kids sunglasses
  • 1 pair of Ethan's glasses (no idea how he has been seeing for the past month)
  • 1 pair of Ethan's sunglasses
  • 1 pretzel stick
  • 1 diving stick
  • 1 badly smushed bag of goldfish (thankfully there were no bags of fruit!)
So I guess Ethan and I get to share the blame on this one :-)

1 comment:

  1. I don't even want to know what is in Tommy's backpack that he takes to and from Grandpa's house....I take the clothes out of the big part and leave the pocket alone!