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Boys - Karen's Musings
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I often get annoyed with Aaron when he comes over for 20 minutes after school and manages to completely lose his shoes. I figure shoes aren't THAT hard to keep track of for 20 minutes, right?

sigh. I will now eat my words, apologize humbly to osewalrus and beckyfeld as I tell the following (short) tale:

So Seth took Julian over to Harold's around 7:40 this morning (it's H's day to drive carpool). At 7:56, Harold called me on my cell (I'm at work) to tell me that Julian has lost a shoe. Just one.

How the *%$# did he manage THAT?

Current Mood: amused amused

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osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: January 27th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It gets better.

So Seth calls. He s eating breakfast and asks if I can drive Julian back to him so he can finish. No problem. We are further delayed by a few unanticipated difficulties:

Julian does not want to put on his coat.

Aaron wants to assume grown up role and make Julian put on coat (Aaron to Julian- "Julian, that's 1!" Me to Aaron -- "Aaron, you do not get to say that to Julian!"

Since Becky and I forgot to swap the car seat last night, I need to put the car seat in now (Becky having left it by my car). Of course, I can't actually put Julian down outside the car, because he is short one sneaker. So I put him in my front seat. Of course, everything in the front is endlessly fascinating. And, of course, Aaron is trying to keep Julian from doing things like drop my spare change into the air vents. Which is o.k., except that Aaron is now standing where I need to buckle the car seat.

Everyone at last in their proper place we scoot to Seth. Seth emerges from the house carrying Julian's missing shoe. Apparently, Julian lost his shoe when he threw himself on the floor and refused to go outside when Seth was bringing him over to me. Seth did not notice the shoe was missing when he brought Julian over or carried him up the walk to my door. (And I, for my part, did not notice Julian was only wearing one shoe.)

While I would not say the day can't get worse, I'd like to believe it will get better.
pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: January 27th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
If there's anything I can do to make the day get better, let me know.
osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: January 27th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will be pleased when I see you at Dinner.
pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: January 27th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
It isn't just boys. Grace has been known to lose a shoe between the time I open the car door and the time she finishes climbing into her car seat... and it's nowhere in or around the vicinity of the car. I don't know what happens to them. I think there's a monster living under the crap on the car floor, who eats them.
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pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: January 27th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
My monster under the bed is actually quite a nice fellow these days. (He's mellowed since I was a kid.) His name is Oddipus, and he occasionally gives me footrubs, especially when I'm pregnant.

I'll have to ask him about his cousin in the car.
osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: January 27th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure that it's a monster. I think children are still capable of warpng time and space, a trait they (mostly) outgrow as they get older.

Signs of this are:
"You eat so much, where does it go?" or "You never eat anything, how do you keep growing so fast?" Mass is pulled from other dimensions.

"What appened today in school" [shrug] "I don't know."

They 'don't know' because they project into another dimension.
pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: January 27th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
You may be onto something there. Grace has certainly put away more pound cake for breakfast this morning than any stomach containable within a body that sie could possibly hold.
mrn613 From: mrn613 Date: January 27th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's why the people at my local Payless shoes know my name...
From: cecerose Date: January 27th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

The shoe goes...

to that black hole where the missing sock from the dryer goes.

I swear, small children and dryers are actually portals to a parallel universe, where even now, Julian's doppel-ganger is running around with three shoes... ;oP
magid From: magid Date: January 29th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

off topic...

Happy birthday!
May it be the beginning of a wonderful year :-)
mysticchyna From: mysticchyna Date: February 3rd, 2006 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
my former foster brother used to lose his glasses all the time...
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