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In your childs pockets?


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#1 babyadvocate

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

My 2 year old DD has been going through the typical stone collecting thing recently, but a few minutes ago I saw her pulling at something she had put in her pocket. Hubby thought it was paper but I got a peek and recognised it straight away - just for laughs I asked him to get it.

She had both my ATM cards, one in each pocket  rolleyes.gif

So that got me wondering - what have you found in your kids pockets?  huh.gif

Edited by babyadvocate, 02 January 2013 - 06:46 PM.


#2 cattivo lupo

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Two of mine had a thing about cicada shells.  They would both fill their pockets and preschool bags and drawers with them.  They are quite fragile things, I had bits of insect shell everywhere.

#3 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

One of my old mobile phones that I had given to them as a toy, DS2 (and DD) go to gymnastics, the first thing they usually do are forward rolls, as one of his instructors was helping him into position she felt something in his pocket and pulled it out, little rat had brought along the phone and hidden it in his pocket. Another time while using the bars he was tipped upside down and out fell two matchbook cars from his pockets lol (this taught me to ask him to leave all toy cars in the car, guess he thought that didn't mean the phone lol).

#4 JustBeige

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

With DS it was - sand; matchbox cars and rocks  or as he called them 'pretty crystals'.

DD it was always a 'special drawing'.  sigh.  I washed so many of her special drawings.




#5 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Ds (3) is tools, he is obsessed with screwdrivers, nuts, bolts anything to 'fix' things with. He steals them from dh's shed if he gets the chance and we find them under his pillow, in his pockets.

#6 Bomber girl

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

My 3 yr old collects bottle tops off the ground

Oh, and flowers. Lots of flowers

Edited by me3922, 02 January 2013 - 09:21 PM.


#7 Mum2ZandE

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

DD1 collected snail shells for a while. So glad that phase is over! :-)

#8 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Nothing too strange, just bloody acorns! Kinder bag too, full of acorns...

#9 ~sydblue~

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Blutak
Tiki statue
Miniature perfume bottle

#10 laridae

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

DD collects rocks, not even nice ones, just gravel out of a garden bed for a hotel we pass on the way to daycare. Then we line them up above the coat hook when we get there.
I've given her some of my old/expired/no longer used cards (not credit or debits ones though) to play with that are 'her' cards.
She doesn't normally have pocket though.

#11 Chelli

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

Not my children thankfully but my sister had a habit of collecting snails in her pockets, and when mum was busy and didn't check....she'd soon find them floating in the washing machine sick.gif

My sister was such a grot!

#12 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

My brother used to have a "mousy" yep a dead mouse he found on the street and used to sleep with and bring everywhere. Mum one day discovered it after checking his trousers for the washing!

#13 TarneeW

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

My mum took my DS (at the time he was about 3) to the beach. On the way home she somehow discovered my engagement & wedding rings in his shorts pocket.

I had no idea they were missing and was so lucky considering he'd had a trip to the beach....

#14 Kiki M

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Not my child, but my brother. He didn't like peas as a youngster. So he hid them in his pockets. Mum found them floating on the top of the water after she did a pile of washing . .

#15 R2B2

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

My 6 year old is very into collecting rocks at the moment. my washing machine has seen a lot of rocks lately.



#16 monkeys mum

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

My brother walked into the house one day and pulled something out of his pocket. My Mum and Aunt leapt onto the table before anyone else knew what it was. The lil monkey had pulled a frog out of his pocket.



#17 **Sam**

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

A zip lock sandwich bag half full of icing sugar. Seems she thought she'd need a snack on the way to school.

#18 cattivo lupo

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

QUOTE (**Sam** @ 03/01/2013, 12:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A zip lock sandwich bag half full of icing sugar. Seems she thought she'd need a snack on the way to school.



That is so funny  laugh.gif .  I've got a sugar fiend too and when he started his first part time job, he bought himself a box of sugar sachets to keep in his room.   I was initially horrified, but 4 years later and the box isn't quite empty, the novelty obviously wore off.

#19 emmafg

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Not pockets, but certainly the most surprising pooey nappy I opened was my then 18 months olds....full of the usual and a couple of dozen blue sequins she must have eaten at daycare.  We dubbed it the disco nappy.




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