Saturday, March 26, 2011

Unsolvable Mysteries

Who doesn't love a good mystery?  The cable channel ID has built it's entire programming around it.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark all staked their careers on it.  I love a great mystery and lucky for me, I get to live one every day of my life.

For instance, why are the cabinet doors and drawers in the kitchen always left standing wide open?  The main suspect, my son Milo, claims to not even know that the house came with a kitchen.  Who else could it be leaving everything standing open?  The dogs don't have that capability.  The husband, Davis, and I are the closers, not the openers.  Strange, right?

Where do all the socks go after they've been put in the laundry room?  They never seem to make it out of the dryer and for the life of me I can't find a matching pair anymore.  Mysterious.

Can somebody please tell me why the oven has developed a vendetta against my family?  Although I follow all the guidelines: correct temperature, timing and to cover or not to cover, my bread and biscuits still come out scorched.  What a conundrum.

Life these days is full of all these little mysterious happenings.  It keeps me on my toes and guessing what's next.  Pens that get up and walk away by themselves, possibly.  Or, candy that enters this dwelling and quickly disappears, maybe.  Actually, the disappearing candy happens a lot around here.  I know for sure who the culprit is on that one, but I'll never tell.

14 comments:

  1. Those are the 'cute' mysteries! I've been plagued with the not-so-cute ones lately like 'where are the car keys?' And then I hear a giggle from my 2 yr old.

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  2. I live alone so I think I have ghosts that eat socks, leave cabinets open ALL the time they would probably consume major amounts of candy if I allowed it in the house!

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  3. What IS the deal with those missing socks anyway??? I have that mystery at my house,too! Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com

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  4. For some strange reason, I'm always missing a sock from a load of washing...It drives me crazy!!

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  5. I'll have to write a childrens book called "Island of the Lost Socks" about a mysterious island populated by all the socks we've lost. Of course children wouldn't understand the concept since their clothes just mysteriously get washed and folded? Cute blog.

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  6. I have the same problem with the candy in my house and I'm tempted to hire a detective to find out where my favorite pen got to!

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  7. I have the same mysteries here:) I can definitely relate to disappearing socks:) I think you have a cute blog:)

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  8. Ha! I have SUCH a problem with socks! No matter how many I have, I can never find a pair. :) Although, in my home, I'm the party guilty of leaving the kitchen cabinet doors open....

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  9. LOL. Thanks for stopping by my site this weekend... I love this post! As for the missing socks, did you check the washer? Seriously. We had several baby socks get sucked into the water pump and didn't know it until the washer stopped working. The repair man came and said it happens all the time... He was nice enough to show me how to remove it myself next time....

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  10. I found my missing socks the other day. It was the craziest thing! I have a front load washer/dryer. I was looking to see if I needed to clean out under the band in the washer and found 6 or 7 socks in there. CRAZY!

    Cute blog!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Yeah, the grass over here is full of snow too!! ;( We are all waiting for spring...

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  12. I must confess...it's me leaving the cupboards open. I do it all the time. Drives my husband nuts!

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  13. Great post! We have the mystery of the missing socks at our house too! My husband thought he solved this by buying only white socks for the kids! I love that man, but, we still have missing socks! Thanks for finding me so I could find you!

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  14. Thanks everyone for leaving the comments, I love them! It's funny that so many people have the missing socks conspiracy going on at their house.

    @daddy that children's book "Island of the Lost Socks" sounds great, I would read it.

    @Kathy we tried buying just white socks for my son. Seems like we're constantly buying socks.

    @Edi and Christina a lot of people tell me that if I take my washer apart I will find all the missing socks. They can keep disappearing, we're in no hurry for a repairman bill around here :)

    @Rachel if it were me I would definitely be blaming ghosts.

    @KD and Child Talk there is always drawers and doors open in my house. The kid doesn't like to shut anything!

    @ArtsyNina I love those little mischevious giggles, so cute.

    @Sara we have warm weather coming next week and I hope you do too

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