Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mysterious Box full of wonders

Somewhere out there is a mysterious Box of wonders.

And it's full of my stuff.

Things are disappearing at an alarming rate.

I'm learning that the Box has rules. Actually, "Selection Criteria" might be a better way to describe it.

See, it only takes things that I desperately need at that particular moment. If I had looked for the item 20 minutes ago, I would have undoubtedly been able to find it.

But now that time is of the essence, the Box has claimed it as its own.

Here are a few of the precious items that the Box has mercilessly taken from me:

1. Chapstick
2. Tweezers
3. Contacts cases
4. Earing backs
5. Mates to about 87% of my socks
6. The stoppers to my son's sippy cups
7. Double A batteries
8. DVD jackets to about 53% of my DVDs
9. Finger nail clippers
10. The little plastic cups that kids take medicine with
11. The lids to all of my travel mugs
12. Plunger (don't ask)
13. Midol (you're an IDIOT if you ask about this one)
14. Gum
15. Television remotes
16. 7 differenst sets of keys
17. Pens
18. Deodorant (some of you undoubtedly remember that day)
19. Shoes
20. Camera
21. Memory stick for the camera
22. Thermometer
23. Dora Band-Aids (not to be confused with REGULAR Band-Aids. Trust me, to a screaming 2 year old, there is a profound difference).
24. My son's cowboy boots


Anonymous said...

Item #21 is most likely inside item #20, if only you could find that!

discomommy said...

I hear you sister! At one of the rental properties, the remotes disappear 3-4 times a year. The TV doesn't move, where could anyone possibly go with the remote? I think someday the government is going to audit us based on our over excessive write off's for remotes.

If you find them in your box, can you mail them too me???

VikingMom said...

To that list add protective cups. Not the kind you drink out of, but the ones you need to protect your sons manhood from blazing baseballs. TMI, I know...but we have at least three of those things floating around and finding one is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

World of Wright said...

I had no idea about this box! Now it all makes sense!
If we could only find that box...

Zach said...

I think the same box lives at my house also. It takes my wallet from time to time, even my cell phone this morning. I got to work and none of my pockets contained a cell phone. That accursed box. The one thing that I've bought four or five of is fingernail clippers. My house isn't huge. I don't have nooks and/or crannies. Where do they go? Now I know, the box.