"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Monday, January 14, 2008


This morning when I walked into the living room, I noticed that the cover was off the vent in the floor. Before I put it back on, I happened to glance into the vent and noticed there was something in there. On closer investigation, I found -
  • One plastic airplane (Brya's boys were missing it from their Christmas gifts!)
  • Three plastic sorting bears - yellow, blue and purple
  • Two trains from the Geotrax set
  • One little metal car
  • Four wooden blocks
  • One plastic cow
  • One plastic sheep
  • Two racket balls
  • One hacky sack and
  • Two sippy cups, one containing cheese and the other sour cream!

There may be more, but my arm is only so long. Needless to say, I am looking for a way to bolt the covers in place. I think maybe all the lessons on preparedness are starting to pay off. We have been working on getting some food storage in place, and apparently, if there is toy emergency and all the toys in the house mysteriously vanish, Paul and Brigham will be prepared. I did a quick check of the other vents downstairs, but they must not be quite as popular; I only found a few crayons and blocks. I guess I now know where to look for the small items that come up missing!


Brooksanne said...

That is too funny! I can't tell you how many times over the years I've found stuff like that shoved in random places that only little hands would find or think of. Don't you especially hate the curdled milk/mildewed juice cups yuk!

Tara said...

It was kind of interesting. A couple of weeks prior to this I came in the house and was just about overwhelmed by the smell of sour milk. I looked all over and couldn't find anything. The next day, the smell was gone, and we couldn't figure it out. I think the bad smell came from the vent blowing the souring milk smell through the house, but as soon as it turned to cheese, the accompaning smell vanished!