Friday, November 30, 2007

How's that workin' for ya?

When we moved into this house a little more than a year ago, I hung some hooks next to the front door in an effort to be more organized. Keys get lost so often at our house because both Joel and I will come home and set them in random places. Of course, then you can never find them when you're already running ten minutes late and didn't have time to take a shower.

So, the rule is, the keys go on the hook. Period. I admit, I often stick them in my purse before I get out of the car, but otherwise I have made a concerted effort to put them on the hook.

Joel, however, has not. He rarely, if ever, puts his keys on the hook. In fact, just the other day he had to be somewhere and was looking all over the place for his keys without much luck. After at least five and probably more like ten minutes of searching he gave up and took my car instead.

Here is the conversation between us the next morning before he went to work:

Me: Did you ever find your keys?

Joel: No. I'll have to do another search of the house before I leave this morning.

Me: Well, I hope you find them because I'm taking the girls to school now and I won't be back in time to take you.

(I go get my keys off of the hook and notice that Joel's keys are hanging right next to them)

Me: Are you sure you didn't find your keys?

Joel: Yeah, couldn't find them anywhere.

Me: Did you look on the hook?

Joel: No, they're never on the hook.

Me: Maybe you ought to try it.

Amazing when something is actually where it's supposed to be, eh?
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Okay - seriously laughing out loud at that post! Keys are the biggest menace at our house. They are always "lost" and usually right in the spot where they're supposed to be!

  2. PS: I am LOVING your new banner!

  3. Nice. VERY nice. Love that story.

    So, a new banner....... I LOVE IT!!!!!


  4. So were they there?? Don't leave me hanging!

  5. I am the opposite. Drew always puts his keys on the hook and mine are usually on our microwave and he puts them on the hook.
    love the new header fancy pants.

  6. Hmm I might have to try this hook thing. I drive Michael nuts because I never know where my keys are.

    I loved the Sophie-isms. She is so cute! I like reading about her becuase I know that it will be Ainsley soon!

  7. I love your new header! Very cute pictures of your girls.

    That is so funny about Sophie's new words! Caleb says a lot of the same words and signs some of them. He also tells us bye and waves after e put him down at night. It's so adorable! I love it.

  8. If you changed Joel's name to Dustin, I could have written that entire blog entry!

  9. I love this post! Reminds me of when Hank asks me where something is before even attempting to open the fridge/cupboard etc...

    "where's the mayonaisse?"

    "in the fridge door where it's been for the last five years of our married life..."

  10. Hi! Just found your blog through Michelle at Scribbit - I'm another mom of 3 girls as well! :)

    This sounds so much like my hubby and I - I always put my keys on the hook and he never does, and is always looking for them... Too funny!