Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Banned From the Laundry Room
So far he's washed his cell phone twice, left countless coins, combs and even his wallet in his pockets. You'd think one time might teach him a lesson, but nooooo.
Last night while watching TV, I remarked that it looked as though headlights were shining through our front blinds. He glanced over, shrugged and went back to watching the program. At the commercial break, he got up to get something to drink and looked out the window. "Hey, those were headlights. Mine!"
Well, he'd been home for hours, so why were the headlights just now showing up? "How can your lights be on," I asked.
He opened the front door and peered outside, and the car's engine was running. "Oh great," he mumbled, and headed for the laundry room. "Hey guess what," he yelled. "I washed my car keys."
That wouldn't be so bad, but he has an automatic start button on his keychain and the spin cycle activated it. I'm not sure there's much else he could wash that he hasn't, but I'm just afraid he might find something he's missed. Thankfully, we have no pets. What a guy!
I guess I shouldn't talk. I washed and dried my son's pet hamster many years ago. Fluffy lived up to his name, but I was haunted by visions of him trying to tread water, then being stuck to the tub sides by centrifugal force during the spin cycle. I'm pretty sure he was goner by the time I dried him... But, I learned from my mistake.