Rule #116

Rule #116:  That little space between the couch & the corner of the wall… It’s not a garbage can. Or a toy box. Or a hamper. Or book drop.  Or a place for the remote.


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11 responses to “Rule #116

  1. Kelly Herself

    My first thought here is that at least it’s not a top-secret hiding spot!

    • Meanest Mommy

      At least it’s not anymore. Once we found the TV remote, Gavin’s shoes, a lost library book, several Happy Meal toys, and a bunch of Cheerios in varying stages of decay back there, it was no longer a secret!

  2. Tanya S.

    This sounds like the space behind the entertainment center. I have found an apple core back there, among other things. What’s wrong with the trash can, I ask you???

  3. Lauren C

    This used to be the case in our house as well! I pulled the furniture out away from the wall, which solved that problem. They now use the couch itself as a garbage can instead. *sigh*

    • And when you have the couch away from the wall, they also tend to think it’s a jungle gym. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been kicked (accidentally, supposedly) by kids flipping over from the back of the couch onto the cushions. They don’t seem capable of simply walking up to it and sitting down calmly.

  4. MaryAnn

    The thing I love the most about this site is that it makes my life sound normal! My kids don’t use the space next to the couch, just under it. Something lost? Flip a couch. 😀

  5. OMG!! lol I thought my kids were the only ones that did this! Let’s see their favorite places to throw trash – inside the couch (like I’m not going to find it); behind, under or next to the couch; in the toy boxes; anywhere in my van; in their closets; in that space between their bed and the wall; under their bed; between their shelves and the wall; cold air returns… I could go on, but I think you get the picture! lol One of the jokes amongst parents of children with Diabetes is to see what the strangest place is that anyone has found a blood glucose test strip. lol Those things NEVER find the garbage can. Ack!

  6. Jodi

    Every corner between furniture and walls is a hamper in my house. Small socks tend to collect in them. I found a pair behind the entertainment unit last week. And the 6″ in front of the actual hamper must be an invisible hamper!

  7. Beth

    in our house, we call it the place where things go to die

  8. … or a toilet.

    I have a kid with encopresis and you would NOT believe the places I’ve found dirty underwear. *shudder*

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