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Monday, September 25, 2006

the time has come...

...for this mom of a certain Little Boy to start checking pockets on laundry day.
Marbles, wood chips, rocks, coins, nails, beads, foam, and crayons have made their way into my washing machine hitchhiking in Little Boy's pockets. I'm starting a collection and refuse to empty it because it makes me smile every time I do the wash. I'm just adding to it and maybe I'll take another picture in a couple months.
I'm just grateful that dark crayon didn't make it into the dryer.

14 comments:

Jami said...

I have to do that with my dh... and my ds is just starting to put things in his pockets! Your little boy is WAY TOO CUTE though, I think he's teaching my ds how to be as cute as he is!

QueenMeadow said...

So thats what that little tray is for ;)

Katy said...

Way to see the cute side of things! That tray is a great idea for keeping that stuff!

Cmommy said...

I must ditto what queenmeadow said! IS that the purpose of that tray? I thought it was just a dustball collector. :-)C

AlissaE said...

ah... so the dryer is the evil crayon culprit?

i had a red crayon go through the washer... and was befuddled b/c it didn't melt and make the huge mess that i remember everyone talking about... phew!

we actually had to have a repairman come out and fix our washing machine b/c of a pocket hitch-hiker.

sheri said...

Awesome!!!
Although if you wait another few months to take a picture, you're going to need a bucket instead

Lee said...

ROFL! That is hilarious!! I haven't gotten to that point yet!!

Nicole said...

So cute!

Nikkie said...

You have to wonder why they put things like that in their pockets! That is quite a stash!

emlouisa said...

Hilarious!!!!!!!!

ABC Momma said...

marbles, bb's, rocks....what a boy!

smartmama said...

one of my favorite childrens books is the happy hocky family- and one page is identifying the the items pre and post dryer- it cracks me up-

Melissa said...

LOL! That how my laundry day goes too!!

Frog Legs said...

LOL!!! I always try to remember this.. but I forgot- and nathan got a green dinosaur stamp from the treasure box... his jeans now have a pretty green stain... but tomorrow they'll be a lovely shade of black! ;)