Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Pocket Intelligence

So - what is a mother to do?

She has to empty out the pockets
of the pair of jeans that travelled around Europe
before they are safe for the washing machine.

Is she to close her eyes?
Must she respect her son's privacy?

Errr...I'm thinking that
he should have emptied his own pockets.

Let's hope there are no Croatian linguists
in my blog readership
who can identify embarrassing purchases.

I like to think of him eating
Lusty IceCream in Germany.

It all seems a long way away
from conkers and acorns.

15 comments:

BreadBox said...

Of course you closed your eyes:-)
Mind you, nothing there looked that incriminating...

(Hoping that you didn't find anything to disturb you that you're still keeping hidden!)

N.

anne bebbington said...

and stones and bits of string - those were the days eh?

dottycookie said...

You're very brave indeed to put your hand in there - but then pockets here usually have ends of biscuits and the odd melty Starburst. Lovely!

MrM said...

Do they have Banana Splits in Croatia ? Or Spaghetti Eis only ?

Dragonfly said...

And here's me thinking you were really going to show poor Master M up!

bigbucketgirl said...

You had me scrolling down looking for something ucky! SORRY!
(Welcome home x)

Ali Honey said...

He should empty his own pockets - he's old enough. Anything you find like money, or unused tickets are yours. ( maybe they were his souvenirs )

Gina said...

It all looks fairly innoculous to me... and I've emptied a few pockets in my time!

bluemountainsmary said...

So incredibly glad to have you back here.

And so incredibly relieved that apparently there was nothing too incriminating in the boy's pockets.

Although I am no expert in croatian!

Marmadaisy said...

That all could have been a lot worse. The Croatian thing looks like a travel or admission ticket because I see the word "person" and then "1".
Unless he's been dabbling in the Eastern European slave trade?

Lucy said...

Oh fantastic! I'm so glad you are back. What a way to start a difficult week!

driftwood said...

I had to stop our washing machine this morning as a stone that had been in someones pocket was threatening to smash the glass door, so I guess it's better to empty.....

Sarah S. said...

Not too bad! oh I have washed a lip gloss before! Not pretty! Oh and there was the time I washed HES'S cell phone!

julie said...

looks like a great time was had - funny the stories that the contents of a pocket can tell!

Jackie said...

Of course you would be excused by him for going through his pockets..but does he know you showed it to us?