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Dear Max,

by Shawni

I would like to take a moment to introduce you to your trash can: 2012-12-10 iPhone 65950 It is right there, approximately 2 feet away from where you leave your needing-to-go-in-the-trashcan-contact holders each day. 2012-09-27 iPhone 61248 Just thought maybe an introduction seemed necessary.  Hope it helps that counter clutter…


Lisa Smith December 12, 2012 - 3:43 pm

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA! I am SURE Max is going to LOVE that public note…to the whole world!!!!

Bob Pothier December 12, 2012 - 3:44 pm

I'm so glad we aren't the only ones dealing with the exact same issue. Our youngest puts in his contacts every day and lines the bathroom with the wrapping and rarely puts them in the trash. It must be a teenage thing.

Emma Jo December 12, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Hilarious. I have a similar issue with my husband's clothes and the dirty clothes hamper.

Katie Chabot December 14, 2012 - 1:30 am

Just once when it's laundry day, don't wash whatever clothes have "missed" the hamper. 🙂 Worked wonders in my house. 😉

Stacey December 12, 2012 - 4:02 pm

Love This! My 16 yr old son has a similar issue with finding the trash can and the hamper in his bathroom.

SydneyMin December 12, 2012 - 4:07 pm

So funny! There must be some logic behind it, right?? Right??

kelly December 12, 2012 - 4:16 pm

OMG- I just cleaned out my 17 year olds son room yesterday because we are having guests and I didn't want to expose them to any hazardous materials in his room. I found candy wrappers, chip bags, old batteries,broken headphones, empty deodorants etc stuffed in his desk drawers, under his bed and in his closet! He also has a trash can in his OWN bathroom that I think he needs to be introduced to.

BTW- I love your blog- I check it everyday!

Anonymous December 12, 2012 - 4:33 pm

ahahah thats too funny

Neener December 12, 2012 - 4:35 pm

My 16 yr old bathroom is the same. @Kelly… I cleaned my son's room too for the holidays and the EXACT same garbage was under the bed, book shelf, drawers… seriously, what is it with 16yr old boys. What is going on in that big brain of theirs. 🙂

Cindy December 12, 2012 - 4:42 pm


Jolene December 12, 2012 - 4:44 pm

As a mom of 5 boys, I just had to laugh!! I'm so relieved that we are normal!

Mindy December 12, 2012 - 5:11 pm

LOL! I could do a similar introduction to my children… kids, meet the laundry hamper. It's a foot away from where you throw your clothes. 😉

The Circus December 12, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Ha ha ha ha! Awesome.

The 5 Nelsons December 12, 2012 - 5:24 pm

That made me laugh! My kids drive me crazy with the same unexplainable behavior too. 🙂 And yet, I can remember my own mother pulling loads of old water bottles out of my closet as a teen. I still don't know what was up with that. Maybe it's part of teenage brain development. 😉

Christi December 12, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Oh no! So you mean they DON'T grow out of that?! 😉

Haunani Thunell December 12, 2012 - 6:02 pm

That was too funny! I expected a loving letter to your son about some amazing thing he had done. I would have loved that post, too, but this one was great! It's nice to know that all teenagers are the same. I walk through my daughter's bathroom in the mornings and wonder how it is that she can just leave all of her containers OPEN after she puts on her make up???

Holly Decker December 12, 2012 - 6:37 pm

cant stop laughing! i have the same problem as max…

Susan R December 12, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Loved this. I have the same problem, it must be a boy thing. I found it funny that my son uses the same deodarant and cologne as Max has on his counter.

Jenny December 12, 2012 - 7:19 pm

My HUSBAND does that too! 🙂 Men.

Marci December 12, 2012 - 8:00 pm

I see so many other people have said this, but I need to do this post for my husband and the dirty clothes hamper. He puts his clothes right in front of the hamper… somehow can't manage to put them IN it. Silly boys!

Lisa December 12, 2012 - 11:43 pm

Well now you know what Max has in common with a 38 year old, Midwestern mom of 4!

Bethany Fegles Photography December 13, 2012 - 12:49 am

I should show this to my sweet husband. He has the same contacts and suffers from the same garbage can blindness… maybe it has something to do with those contacts??? 😉

Jennifer December 13, 2012 - 4:21 am

Pretty sure I need you to have the same conversation with my husband… I throw away those same contact packages all the time. My favorite is when he'll leave the trash ON the counter just above the cabinet where the garbage can is kept under. Grrr….

Sheila December 13, 2012 - 5:03 am

Glad to know he is just like my 15 year-old son!

Melissa December 13, 2012 - 8:39 am

that cracked me up!! 🙂

Jon and Lisa December 13, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Ha! I remember those days with three sons and a husband with trash can avoidance issues! Actually the husband is still there! Thanks for sharing this . . . memories . . .

Toots December 13, 2012 - 3:50 pm

That was a funny post.
I was wondering, since you and Dave live in such a beautiful home now that seems to accommmodate your family well–why are you choosing to move? I might have missed the boat on this question when you may have answered it previously–so sorry if I did–but I am really curious! (I have 5 kids too but we are busting at the seams in our little house). Thanks for for answering! Tami

Eyrealm December 17, 2012 - 3:38 am


Cath December 17, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Laughing so hard! What a great way to go about an introduction. xo


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