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Always Looking on the Bright Side

I was doing some laundry on Monday when I found a pair of iPod headphones in the dryer (post-cycle).

“ARGGGGHH!” I exclaimed/growled/emoted/insert appropriate verb here.

Stomping my feet up the stairs to the family room, I called the younger boy downstairs.

“Did you leave your headphones in your jeans pocket yesterday?*”

“Uh, yeah. Oops.**”

I put my hands on my hips and said, “Well, they went through the washer AND the dryer. If they don’t work, I’m not paying to replace them; YOU ARE.”

And with that, he (always the comedian) put the headphones up to his nose and said, “At least they smell fresh!”

And then I laughed.

*Obviously a trick question, because he’s the only kid left in this house at the moment.
**He may not have said “Oops.” He may have said, “Sorry.” I can’t remember.

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  • Liz@thisfullhouse September 8, 2010, 12:33 pm

    I hate it when they do that (makes us laugh and stuff!)

  • Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups September 8, 2010, 12:34 pm

    Sound like a glass-half-full kind of kid. (And for the record. . . Whoever coined the phrase, "It'll all come out in the wash," never laundered an ipod left in her daughter's pocket. Speaking from experience, it doesn't.)


  • Tara R. September 8, 2010, 1:02 pm

    That's one way to make sure the music he listens to is clean. (had to be said.)

  • Mom24 September 8, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Very funny. 🙂

    Tara's funny too, lol.

    Now everything gets to be his fault, doesn't it?

  • Colleen - Mommy Always Wins September 8, 2010, 2:22 pm

    Dude that is FUNNY. 🙂

  • Patty@NYC Girl at Heart September 8, 2010, 2:23 pm

    LOL! He's got a good point! 🙂

  • Lisa September 8, 2010, 2:27 pm

    If that was me, I'd have questioned someone only to remember, or be reminded that I was the one who had them last. ANd then they wouldn't work. When it IS them, the stuff is always fine!!!

  • ~L0SERM0M~ September 8, 2010, 2:38 pm

    Oy…Damn those kids, that make us smile when we are trying to be the 'show them their responsibilities' mom. I do have to say if they would have worked after I gave him the whole spew about it, I would have thrown them (the earbuds NOT my kid) on the floor and cursed the livin daylights out of 'em!! THAT would be MY luck!;)

  • Heather September 8, 2010, 5:31 pm

    Well it *COULD* have been worse– his ipod could have been floating around there too!

    (trying to be positive!) hahahaah.

  • kat September 8, 2010, 6:08 pm

    said…Haha you guys crack me up.

  • Stefanie September 8, 2010, 7:47 pm

    That is fabulous. He is lucky you gave him such a good sense of humor.

  • WeaselMomma September 8, 2010, 10:10 pm

    I'm happy that he made you laugh, at least.

  • Rock On Mommies Theresa September 8, 2010, 10:15 pm

    Cracking up! Ok, that is hysterical!

  • Michelle September 9, 2010, 3:58 am

    We are SO the same person. Soooooo the same. Freaky.

  • Tom September 9, 2010, 5:41 am

    I swear you have to pat the kids down before they're allowed to give up their clothes for laundry. I wouldn't be surprised to hear an iPod tumbling around in the dryer some time this year.

  • As Cape Cod Turns September 9, 2010, 12:11 pm

    It's hard not to laugh at his logic!

  • Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog September 9, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Wellll??? Did they work or not?!?

  • Mrs4444 September 11, 2010, 5:06 pm

    Been there. Done that. They still work. 🙂