Thursday, November 16, 2006

How To: A Mother's Guide to Finding Lost Toys

It's been quite a while since I've passed any pearls of wisdom on to you, and I thought this helpful little tip might come in handy for those of you with little ones. Or cats. Or both!

Step one: pour yourself a cup of coffee in the biggest mug you can find. Be sure to fill it right to the very lip of the cup.

Step two: park ass on couch.

Step three: place very full mug of coffee on the aptly named coffee table, taking extra care to insure that power cord for your laptop computer is behind the mug. See diagram below:

Step four: pull laptop towards your lap, spilling coffee.

Step five: panic and do nothing for at least 10 seconds, allowing the liberated coffee to run under the couch. (Note: this works best if you have hardwood floors. If you have carpeting, just increase the amount of coffee by double.)

Step six: Move couch in order to mop underneath. Discover two blocks, a ball and a rattle that have been missing for weeks.

Well, I hope you found this to be informative and useful. Tune in next time when I tell you how to get coffee stains off of baby toys!

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Susan said...

ROFLMAO!!! And crying just a bit because it is just so true. Also, love the diagram. When will you be covering the topic of missing sunglasses?

super des said...

I too am LMFAOR (or something). Every time we move, we find "new" cat toys that have been lost since... the last time we move. I don't know if the cat can handle the losing-things competition.

Amy Jo said...

I wouldn't be too sure, though. There were so many cat toys under everything when we moved.

What can I say? I love me some diagrams!