Mama Diaries

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What's Lurking in Bubba's Closet

As most of you know, I'm preparing to move to Atlanta, Georgia. I've been very busy packing and trying to make the house look presentable for potential buyers. (That's a good trick with the kids and all the pets!)  Yesterday, I tackled my son's closet.  As I went through it, I discovered an old package of Swiss cheese lying on the ground. There were also some paper plates and an unopened can of tuna.  When the boy came home from school, I asked him about it.

"Bubba, what was up with the old cheese and fish in your closet?"

"Oh.  Yeah.  I forgot about that.  My friend and I were hungry so we had a picnic."

"In your closet?"

"Yeah, Mama.  It was nice and cozy in there, and nobody bothered us."

"Great.  Next time, eat in the kitchen, because if you don't, rats are going to invade your closet.  And then  monsters are going to come to eat the rats.  And then aliens are going to come to take the monsters to a distant planet. And then there's going to be an intergalactic war, and the universe is going to be destroyed.  All because you had a picnic in your closet!"

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  1. And I can just hear him,

    Oh mom, get real!

    Great story, good luck with your move. Wish I were going on a new adventure!

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  2. Nothing like extrapolating to the utmost (aka worse possible scenario). Was he convinced?

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  3. I bet his imagination is really going now! Excellent warning, Mama. :)

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  4. Wow, I never knew picnics in the closet were so dangerous

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    1. Hope you weren't thinking about having one. LOL!

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  5. LOL. You had me at swiss cheese. =)

    I'm going to borrow this one next time my 6 yr old sneaks foot.

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  6. Ah, the joys of motherhood....Never did like cleaning kids closets...

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    1. I have to tackle my daughter's today. Wish me luck!

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  7. *LOL* I don't think I can ever have a picnic in my closet again.

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    1. Ha! At least make sure you have one of those monster fighters from your book with you if you do!

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  8. Ha! I see where Bubba gets his great imagination~

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  9. It's surprising what boys hide in their closets.

    Yvonne.

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    1. You just never know what you're going to find!

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  10. Them's some serious consequences for a simple picnic! I'm sure he'll think twice next time he wants to bring food to his room.

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  11. Ah, how well I remember the odor that emanated from Favorite Young Man's closet when he was in high school. It became more disgusting each day, so I investigated and found a moldy towel and swim trunks in a bag. When he got home from school, he yelled at me for touching HIS things. I said, But the whole house smelled!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ha! That's what I call a typical boy response!

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  12. *hee* If I had done something like that as a kid, my mom probably would have just gone as far as rats in her threat. That intergalactic war sounds heaps more menacing!

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    1. Hopefully it'll make an impression, and there will be no more picnics in the closet!

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  13. You've made me want to go and check my boy's closet. lol.

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    1. You'd better bring a mask and gloves. You never know what you're going to find!

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  14. A little surprised that Schultz didn't sniff out the food before now. Glad you didn't find any rats, monsters or aliens in Bubba's closet.

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    1. Schultz only goes upstairs for baths. I'm sure he would've found it if he had free reign of the house.

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  15. Hahaha! Oh I LOVE your reasoning!

    The only thing I did in my closet, was try and go to Narnia. Don't know why I was always disappointed when it didn't happen. :)

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    1. Major disappointment! If I tried that, I would've been bummed for at least a year! ;)

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  16. Good thinking! If you'd only said the food would attract rats, (or mice) Bubba might have considered that a GOOD things. New pets!

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    1. Exactly. And we certainly don't need any more pets!

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  17. My kid would have believed you and entered therapy.

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  18. What a great idea... A picnic in his closet!

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  19. Closet picnics bring aliens? I guess crop circles are so last century.

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  20. Oh my gosh, that's so cute. Great comeback, once again! I once told my nephew that if he didn't behave I was going to delete all of his saved-game files on his Xbox. Proved to be a very potent warning!!

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    1. Good one! I'll have to keep it in mind.

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  21. LOL! I didn't realize closet picnics were so dangersou! :D Guess I should start eating in the kitchen too. (;

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    1. Ha! Yeah, you don't want to start an intergalactic war!

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