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August 7, 2019

towels in lock-down, wisdom teeth, & excess of skinny pop

Just a few short notes:  I know I have mentioned this before, but THE TOWEL SITUATION IS OFF THE RAILS 

Our children are missing the use-a-towel-hang-up-wet-towel-on-rod chip.  What the H-E-L-L?

My Amazon cart at the moment.  I am
bummed that the large Rubbermaid container
that is intended for a patio will add no aesthetic
value to my upstairs hallway, but maybe I should
 leave it outside on the deck and make them go
 out there to fetch a towel -
that'll teach them, right?
The situation has escalated.  I have devised yet another new system, because they tune out my badgering, AND embroidering their name on their towel is not a deterrent for children who will grab any towel regardless of ownership.

This time:  a child can only shower when I am home.  Child wishing to shower, hands me a $10 towel deposit.  The deposit is returned when the SAME towel is hung up after the shower on that child's assigned towel rod AND I witness it.  Hard?  I wouldn't think so.  I feel like all I do is collect damp or crusty towels from bedroom floors and other odd places.  Like the formal living room furniture, or in front of clean laundry piles in my bedroom - where some people like to take their chances of having a family member surprise them and enter the bedroom while they are mid-dressing.  That would be awkward.

When grilled, no one knows anything about towel displacement.  It is all shrugs and head shaking and blank stares.  They plead the 5th.

I might make the entire lot of them fork over $10 when I discover a mislaid towel.  That would equate to $60 per towel discovery.  My hope:  they join forces with me and start to pay close attention to their goofy siblings.

The problem here is that this crew of rule-breakers will snag a beach towel from the beach bin or a high end towel from my bathroom (my towels are not REALLY high end, but they are a tad thicker than kid towels).  Solution:  I am currently shopping for a lockable container where I will be forced to store ALL TOWELS.  That's right.  I am kicking ass and taking names towels.  Keep you posted.

totally unrelated:  SKINNY POP

This stuff is delish.  Am I the only one that has my head halfway in the bag chowing down on it before I realize that it can probably no longer be referred to as 'skinny' anything?  Once I swallow half so many handfuls in one standing (I almost never sit), it is not adding to my skinny-self. 


9 comments:

  1. My kids are missing the if-you-hang-a-towel-flat-it-will-dry gene. Or really, the understanding that anything wet and left in a ball/pile will merely molder and stink rather than drying. I like the towel lock-down plan!

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    1. So far I have not had to add bulky/ugly furniture to my decor. The threat of financial penalty has helped. Some.

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  2. I get a glimpse of your towel dilemma any time the grandkids visit or we are at their house. There are only three of them however.

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    1. As with many house related messes, Coach and I do not remember these same issues happening when we were growing up.

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  3. Do you remember Snackwell's cookies? They were a hit in the 90s, not sure if they are even around anymore. But they were low-fat and I would still end up eating an entire box and defeating the purpose.

    I LOVE the $10 idea!! Maybe you can make money off the deal and run away to Mexico DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD?

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    1. I do remember snackwells. Yum. I have chosen to hide my wad of cash for fear the kids will start trying to recapture their lost funds. #halfwaytomexico

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  4. I would lose my marbles over the towels being dropped here and there.
    Heads would roll.
    Suz would be in jail.
    End of story.
    :)
    Skinny pop. I might have had it before. But then I went to rehab for it and now I'm clean.

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    1. Ha! The towels is just the tip of the iceberg over here. They all leave a trail. Hefty fines have begun to be collected. Don't move it the first time - they double. I have their attention. What do they serve at rehab for skinny pop, pirate's booty?

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