Tuesday, December 4, 2012

In My Pocket

Walking to the grocery store, the wind is bitter and nipping.  I shove my hands deep into the pockets of my winter coat, seeking warmth.  But instead, I find something cold and calculating, and pull it out to see what it is.  Scowling and angry, he's been lying in wait.
I'm pretty sure this is an omen.  A very bad omen.  An omen that the prices inside the grocery store are going to make me sick to my stomach. 

Ah well, he's not nearly so threatening without his mask anyhow.  Perhaps the mask is looming in wait in my medicine cabinet.  In the meantime, at least I have a flashlight if I need one (Darth's feet light up). 

Hey readers, found anything skulking in your pockets lately?

40 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Yes, I have found something in my coat pocket of late....a soggy, half-eaten, doggie treat.

So nice of them to share! At least yours lit up. =)

Barbara said...

That is too funny and kind of cute. It's fun being a boy mom, isn't it? I find random leaves and rocks in mine.

Buttons said...

I love this and going to the grocery store these days makes me sick too.
In my pocket a couple of rocks I picked up in the bush I better remember them they are mighty loud in the dryer. Like your masked light man. B

Melanie said...

That was funny!! A lovely and unexpected effect of having kids around! Sadly it goes by too fast!! Thanks for the morning smile!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Maybe he will light your way to good deals.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Haha- I always find random things in my pockets. THe joys of having kids,lol!

Sally said...

How cute is that! You're probably right, we should all check our pockets especially those of us with little ones around. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

I often find an egg that I've gathered the day before and forgot to put in the fridge. Doh!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This is so cute! I don't find anything fun like this in my pockets. I'm lucky if I find some loose change I forgot about.

andy said...

Boy he looks angry !!!!! Have a great day

Angela said...

I always used to leave change in my pockets of my winter coats so when I go to wear them the following year I'd find it! lol I don't like carrying change around now so I don't do that in my pockets but will leave it in my purse when I switch them around.

That's a cool Lego man! Jarod doesn't have him because I didn't know they had ones whose feet light up!

Ian Holland said...

Apple flavoured horse treats are the norm around here. Plus a quarter in my old jacket. :-}

Kerri said...

What a cute post!
Dare I admit that there was a candy wrapper found in my pocket ......

GardenofDaisies said...

A sure sign that you are the mother of boys. :-)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wonder what his feet lit up deep in your pocket?
I was at the grocery store yesterday and YOWZA! Feeding boys is expensive.

Arti said...

He's so cute though he seems to be a bit upset right now. I love the idea feet lights in the pocket. :-)

Valerie said...

Just a hole! I wonder what might have fallen out...

Maybe Darth can direct some of that evil energy towards those sickening prices! I agree, they are terrible!

TexWisGirl said...

eye drops for my mare is all. :)

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Our horse likes peppermints so I find them melted in my pockets. Gave him a green one yesterday and he spit it out and made faces at me. A real clown.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Haha, so funny! I usually find dog treats in my coat pocket :)

Carolyn Y said...

Too funny.
Julia has been leaving me "treats" everywhere.
Recently, I found a barbie in my purse!

Ginny said...

I just love your wry humor, off beat thoughts, and style of writing. Coming back is like a refreshing drink. You make me think of things I would not, and you make me laugh! This is one of the best pocket finds ever, I bet the boys will love it, will they remember it? Usually I find lists in my pockets, I have to write them for everything, also wipes, which I carry most times. Nothing near as cool as this.

Karen said...

An egg I forgot to remove when I came in from the barn. Yuck.

Maple Lane said...

Oh how funny!

I just found a hole in my coat pocket. My keys dropped straight through to the ground below!!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

All I ever find are those weird smashy bits of fabric or lint or heck what are those made of?

Michelle said...

My trip to the grocery on Saturday made me feel quite ill. Seriously. I like the fact that Darth's feet light up. My son doesn't have small toys like this anymore. Kind of makes me sad.

Betsy Adams said...

OH MY GOODNESS.... Grocery store prices are unbelievably higher this year... I can tell by how much more I have spent comparing my budget from one year to the next.... SCARY.....

Hope that little 'omen' didn't bring you bad news at the store.

Hugs,
Betsy

Barbara Shallue said...

How funny! I love reaching in the pockets of my jackets at the beginning of winter and finding what I left there months before. Usually old lists or dog biscuits.

Lin said...

Well, I think I'd rather find a $5 bill instead of a scary guy!

Chatty Crone said...

What is worse is that I am almost 60 and I have those in my pockets. sandie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

my mommy finds nails and doggy treats in her pockets.
love
tweedles

My Journey With Candida said...

All I found in my pocket was a dirty kleenex.

I hear you about the prices of groceries.

Sandy said...

Yeah, the price of groceries seems to be out of control as of late. I am glad I no longer have a family to feed.

alissa apel said...

Ha ha! At least one of your sons gets his toy back.

Once I had an extra pair of undies that were Isaak's. I had them in my pocket because he was potty training. He rarely wet, so instead of grabbing a diaper bag I grabbed a pair of his underwear.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I have definitely found those little Lego guys in my pockets before. Today it was pretzel and goldfish crumbs and the empty bags they were in!

Linda said...

Cute post! I tend to find plastic bags in my pockets because I always stuff 3 of them in there when we walk the dogs.

Andrea B. said...

This is awesome. :>

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's been a long time since I've had a toy in my pocket. I did find a LA Museum ticket in my pocket on Tuesday.

Marissa said...

As a matter of fact, I found a handful of junk left over from last year in a jacket pocket. Contents: old used tissue (ewwww) sticky old cough drops, receipt from Dollar Store, pennies and a paperclip.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I usually find hair barretts from the girls and some little toy from gum machines that my grandsons leave in my car. Those grocery store prices sure make me sick. I try to stay away and send my husband. He is much better at sticking to my shopping list than I am.