Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Silly 'Silly Putty' Story.

Carson got to choose a 'reward' at the Dollar Store the other day. (Warning: if Carson visits the restroom at your house, he may come up to you and ask for a 'reward' for his proper use of your facilities.) He chose bright orange Silly Putty, which I thought was a great idea.

Well, at some point during that afternoon, the Silly Putty needed to be removed from the sight of a certain baby, so I stuck the ball in my back pocket. I have no idea why I didn't put it up on a shelf or something instead. Of course I promptly forgot what was in my pocket. You can imagine what happened after I sat down a few times.
That is how my jeans ended up in the freezer a couple of days later. (One of the first lines of defense against Silly Putty stains is to freeze the offended clothing and then chip the Putty off with a knife. Side note: that treatment is very ineffective.)

So, just after I had placed my jeans between the salmon burgers and the peas, I resumed my spot at the kitchen sink to wash dishes. I began to wonder where the actual ball of Silly Putty had ended up after I took it out of my pocket. I started to worry that it might show up again on another article of clothing. Just then, I looked up and saw a squirrel jump up on our backyard deck. The little guy was excited about some new find and was nibbling furiously. His prize didn't look like an acorn. It was a sort of neon-orange color.

Hope the poor squirrel fared better than my jeans!


Holly and Derek said...


sam and brittney said...

Did you get it out of your jeans?

JenSwen said...

That's hilarious! I can't believe the squirrel tried to eat it. Are the rewards working for Carson?

suzyQT73 said...

I have experienced silly putty in pockets before, thus silly putty is banned from our home now. We had to throw the overalls away.
They were sooo cute, they were Garretts when he was tiny, Winnie the Pooh and all.

w and w said...

hope Carson isn't missing it. And hope you aren't missing your jeans. Too funny though.