Sometimes, my house can be pretty messy. Shocking, isn't it? I mean, it isn't dirty, it's just -messy-. The dishes may be having a party in my sink, the floor most likely needs to be vacuumed, the living room is littered with Bug's toys (I swear I put those away 10 minutes ago)! And, sometimes, it is just easier to leave it that way. I really don't want to be the kind of mom that is too worried about keeping the house clean, that my kids only remember me cleaning. I really don't think I'm in danger of that. At least not with the good start I've gotten on letting my house get...messy.
One day, I was laying on the floor, enjoying the time with my husband and baby. I was laying on a blanket that was kind of piled up in a heap on the floor. It was pretty comfortable. Bug was playing with some toys next to me, and my husband was laying next to me with his head on my stomach. I'm not sure what started it, but my hubby started teasing me by scooting up farther, so practically his whole top half was laying across me. (I probably told him that he was squishing me!) I soon noticed that the blanket I was laying on felt unusually hard. Gosh, I didn't notice that there was a huge knot in the blanket right under my shoulder blade. IT'S JUST A BLANKET! They are supposed to be soft! I started voicing my pain, "Ouch, honey, quit squishing me, this blanket all the sudden got really hard!" Typically, that would just be me, making an excuse to get him off of me. But, seriously, that blanket got hard! So, my husband grabbed the blanket to straighten it out, because once it was straightened out, he could continue to squish me. And you'll never believe what he found under there...the remote to the DVD player!
I shouldn't have been so surprised to find something under the blanket, making it hard. But, I wonder. Maybe...just maybe...that blanket has magical powers to find things that are usually lost.