Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Contents of a Boy's Pockets

My wife cleaned my son's pockets out before loading the washing machine. I applaud her, because I usually forget to check the pockets and find a disaster of tissue residue, melted crayons, and candy in the dryer.

This is what she found in three pairs of his shorts:
  • 1 pocket knife
  • 1 stubby pencil
  • 9 candy wrappers
  • $5 and change
  • 3 tissues
  • 1 Claritan wrapper (he has allergies)
  • A flyer for an unknown event

When I was a kid, I wouldn't have forgotten a fiver -- no way! I guess that shows the value of today's dollar.


Frostbike said...

$5 was 20 candy bars when I was a kid.

Revrunner said...

Hmm, and no telling how many jawbreakers when I was a kid. :-)

amidnightrider said...

Read your comment about giving your kids coach some pointers.

I bet that will go well.

$5 would give my first car three fill ups.

Or I could get into 3 Red Sox games with a hot dog and soda.

Eclectchick said...

I don't remember ever HAVING a fiver when I was that age.

Ahhh, inflation.

red rabbit said...

I still have my first that bad?

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