Thursday, August 21, 2008

Safety first

I'm working on one of life's thankless chores- laundry. My 13 year old son is a bit of a slow learner (honestly, he just doesn't listen to me). I have been telling him for about 7 years now, to empty his pockets before he puts laundry in the hamper- to no avail (yes, he actually does put clothes in the hamper.)

This morning, out of the washing machine I pull 34 cents, 2 black sharpies, and this little square foil package:

Sweet Holy Moses! All of the blood rushed out of my body and my extremities turned numb.

Upon closer inspection:

It is a "Fingerbowl" Moist towelette.
I guess it was a win- win, really. Safety against unplanned pregnancy, venereal disease, and germs!

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26 comments:

georgie said...

ohhhh tena the sharpies woulda got me first-it never fails every time I buy something new middle bean leaves a pen or marker in his pockets and then said pen or marker writes ONLY on MY clothing while going through the was cycle-it's a conspiracy i tell ya!

georgie said...

was=wash damn my typist sucks today

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

LOL...whew!!!

For me it's DH and his f'n gum and ds snack wrappers and jolly ranchers...someone will have to pick me up off the floor the first time I find one of "those" wrappers...

Rochelle said...

YIKES! You had me going for a minute! Ugh - just what you needed!

The Mom said...

Yikes is right, i would have passed out!

My kids are notorious for having stickers on there clothing all the time and then it leaves that gooey crap all over. GRR.

Honeybell said...

LMAO! I would have freaked!

The inside of my dryer is tie dyed, thanks to crayons left in pockets.

Jill said...

I too thought I saw something that I didn't see... oh I can't even imagine having to have "the talk" sometime in the future...

Tena said...

OMG Tena!
My heart just jumped into my throat for you! Glad it turned out to not be what we and you thought it was. Did you tell him what you thought it was?

My oldest ( about to be 7) has not figured the hamper thing out and I ride his ass about it all the time.

C said...

Whew! You had my heart in my throat on that one. Your son obviously follows in your footsteps as far as cleanliness goes...you must be very proud!
~Christy

Momo Fali said...

WHEW!! Thank goodness!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

hey with kids expect the unexpected.

Ann said...

OH you had me!!!
Geez!!!

jill jill bo bill said...

Heh Heh! Loved it! What was even funnier is when he tried to wipe his hands with his condom!! JK. Really! JK!!!

Major Undeclared said...

I'm not gonna lie to ya, fingerbowl is my favorite brand.

mind_bodyshop said...

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.

McMommy said...

You are crazy.

THIS HAS POW WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!!!

amelia bedelia said...

I'm cracking up. Just don't freak out when you find a real one (or actually just the wrapper) in your son's car. Talk about freak out!!!!

Tiffany said...

HAHA I thought it might have been weed. See whats on my brain? LOL

Leslie said...

omg, I would have freaked too. My 15 yr old stepson does the same thing ALL the time. I'm not sure they are ever going to get it. I'm still washing weird things my dh leaves in his pockets too.

mom2natnkatncj said...

Ahhh yes gotta love the laundry collections. Hey, maybe though I should continue doing my children's laundry until they move out just so I can see what they are up to ;). Phew, 13 is way too young isn't it?

Pam said...

That is so funny! Happy POW!

Formercitygirl said...

Oh my goodness! I almost died when I saw that picture! Happy POW.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Ha! I panicked for you when I saw that first picture.

Whew!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

How funny! I would have been freaking out!

HAppy POW!

anti-supermom said...

That is so funny, I just posted about my son keeping win corks in his pocket, but YOU WIN!!

crunchiemummy said...

Oh my! You had me there for a minute. My boys usually leave their money in their pockets which makes for quite a pleasant surprise for me when I'm doing the laundry! LOL