Monday, September 20, 2021

Lost and Found

 William favors the elastic waisted long and loose fitting athletic shorts. He's been here for the weekend, and he loves working with his grandfather and earning some pocket money. 

This weekend, they hauled some firewood to the retirement property and did some work on the garage. Then they went walking through the woods looking for squirrels and deer trails. He was wearing long pants for his day, but when he got home last night, he switched into a pair of his comfortable shorts. He and Grandpa had a serious discussion about payment, and William earned a princely $5. which was quickly stuffed into the pocket of his shorts. 

This morning, he got up and showered. but he chose the same shorts that he wore the previous night while lounging around watching television.  He really loves those shorts and the other shorts he brought are not nearly as comfortable. Midway through the morning, he suddenly said, "I lost my five dollars!" with a wide eyed, panicked look. 

Tim said calmly, "You haven't gone anywhere yet, so it is in the house somewhere. Where'd you put it?"

And William said, "I put in right in my pocket," and patted the side of his shorts. He looked a bit teary.

There ensued a brief and frantic search for that $5 bill. Until William realized he'd put his shorts on backwards and the money was in his other pocket. 

13 comments:

thelma said...

They make you giggle children, so earnest.

Andrew said...

Funny. I didn't see where that was going.

Anvilcloud said...

That's a fun anecdote.

Bob said...

I wish I could say that kind of thing will subside as he grows older but, alas, I’ve been losing (and panicking) and finding my entire life.

Red said...

Very funny story. It's a good start to my day.

Ellen D. said...

That's great! Glad William figured it out! Made me smile today!

Kelly said...

That's funny. I'd have been sticking my hands in both pockets in my panic.

northsider said...

I'm sure William would have got paid again if he couldn't find his wages? Great anecdote.

Ed said...

I once looked in a desk drawer in one of my daughter's rooms and found a wadded up mess of bills stuffed in there. We had a discussion and got her a slim wallet to put her money in now.

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a lovely story - it made me smile and started me off on a cheerful note.

Debby said...

Me too, Bob. Me too.

Steve Reed said...

Poor kid! Putting stuff in those pockets CAN be a problem because the shorts are floppy and it falls out. Good thing it didn't in this case!

Kay said...

Oh gosh! This is just so hilarious!