My Box
by Karla ° Monday, July 23, 2007
A few weeks ago I bought a box.

The purpose of this box is to serve as a place where Mark can empty the contents of his pockets at the end of the day in one neat and tidy spot so that we can stop running around like we have firecrackers up our ass every morning trying to find his wallet and his keys.

I knew I would need to find a creative spin on selling the idea of using this box to Mark because keeping things organized is not how his brain operates. So instead of explaining to him how much easier it would be to find stuff and how much time it would save him from running around trying to find things while his eyes glazed over like lifeless orbs from how dull that all sounds, I just told him how fun it is to put stuff in my box.

And as soon as undertones of sex were brought into the conversation, that damn box became the most important box in the whole wide world and he has been storing all of his man stuff inside of it every since.

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Our 'box' is a Pottery Barn type thing that hangs RIGHT INSIDE THE DOOR with a mirror and 3 mail slot type pocket boxes with little hooks on the outside.

Perfect for the billfold, the sunglasses, name tag and keys.

But... he's a man.

We still spend 7 minutes every morning looking for all the above mentioned because he doesn't actually remember to USE the Pottery Barn hanging thingy.

But it looks pretty so I love it. And I put outgoing mail and checks to be cashed into it. :)
Posted by Blogger aka_Meritt :  July 23, 2007

Ha ha! I did exactly the same thing when a certain someone couldn't keep track of keys and wallet and cellphone and loose change. I'm so happy I have my purse. It's messy, but at least the mess is all in one place.
Posted by Blogger H :  July 23, 2007


Now you just need to call it your "ladybox" or something. It sure is purty...

The actual box, of course.
Posted by Blogger Gina :  July 23, 2007

OMG, that's hilarious! I love it!
Posted by Blogger Finelly :  July 23, 2007

You are a brilliant woman!! You trick him into using the that's what you are!
Posted by Blogger angie :  July 23, 2007

We have a basket in our house. Without that basket, Porgie would throw everything on the floor. Just wait until little Nate starts pulling up on your furniture. NOTHING ON THE TABLES IS SAFE.
Posted by Blogger Christy :  July 23, 2007

I think you are on to something!!

i will have to try it!
Posted by Blogger Donna :  July 23, 2007

Too funny. In my family it's the opposite. I cannot for the life of me remember where I put my keys and my purse. It must be the years of Diet Coke showing through. The hubby is always finding them for me. I probably could call him at work right now and say, "Where are my keys and purse?" and he'd say, "On X counter in Y room" or something like that. So the box would be a great idea for us. A BIG box for my BIG purse.

You are smarter than me. I would tell him the virtues of the box because my female way of thinking is the one and only right way to think.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  July 23, 2007

i use a ceramic bowl as easier for him as that way throws in and grabs when leaves. as with a box he has to lift the lid meaning that the wallet and keys might not make it into the bowl.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  July 23, 2007

I think we can all learn from you :-)
Posted by Blogger M :  July 23, 2007

You are one sassy wench!! :)
Posted by Blogger Anvilcloud :  July 23, 2007

You crack me up. So did you tell him "Honey, you put your 'stuff' inside the box just like you put something else inside..." sorry, but I'm trying to figure out how you used sex here...ha ha. Hope you aren't offended. Glad it worked. Men are just sooo different than we aren't they? Cute box by the way however! REally like it.
OK, I just read Gina's comment...I am laughing out loud.

Hey whatever works! I'm all too familiar with the early morning fire drill.

Creative, very creative~
Posted by Blogger Poppy :  July 23, 2007

I will definitely keep that in mind! You might have to teach me how to get Trey to work for me, too!
Posted by Blogger Christi :  July 23, 2007

Oh Dana, dear sweet Dana.

Box is a slang word for a vagina.

Posted by Blogger karla :  July 24, 2007

Damn, you are the ultimate triple threat: Deliciously witty, brilliantly crafty, and blazingly hot in butt beautifying yoga pants.

Go mama, go!
Posted by Blogger Amanda :  July 24, 2007

Our "box" is a Longaberger basket strategically placed by the door. Love your box though - just gorgeous!
Posted by Blogger Brandy :  July 26, 2007


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