In a desperate attempt to find the cable that charges my cell phone off my computer, I went on an all-out hunt for it. I checked the car (and then had to chase the Little Dog, who decided to run across to our neighbor). I checked my purses, laptop bag, the side table where it usually sits.
Finally, I had to admit it was time to delve under the couch.
Armed with a stick and a prayer, I reached under and started pulling out items one by one. And then more items. Then a few more. Really, for a couch that only has about an inch gap between itself and the floor, a gap I clean out from under at least once a month (usually in search of another shoe), it is amazing what fits under there.
Items found today were things like –
Three different shin guards
Legos (well…that’s a given…)
Josh’s good power cord to his Macbook
The microphone for the Xbox
A tap shoe
the camera charger
One of Maura’s purses
Part of a dog bone
Several golf and ping pong balls
socks (again, a given)
a princess crown
the Flip video camera (really, the amount of electronics under the sofa was impressive today)
an American Girl book
crayons, pens and pencils
one of Maura’s dolls
one of Maura’s hats
a hair brush
the sandal of mine that I’ve checked under the couch for three times already
and several spoons.
What wasn’t under there? The cable for my cell phone. That actually was under the couch cushion of the loveseat.