It has not gone without notice that I have been driving around town with an enormous Phillies magnet on my car.
Many many people mention it. I think they are concerned it’s some kind of desperate call for help. Like someone is being held hostage in the trunk by the Phillies’ starting line-up.
The magnet is that big. I try to think of it less as a magnet and more like wrapping paper for the back end of my car.
I asked Rick if I could take it off but he pleaded with me to keep it on there. He was afraid I would mess up the Phillies’ playoffs karma. So I never touched it.
But thankfully, I mean, sadly, the Phillies are now out of the playoffs.
So bye bye magnet.
But since I know my husband’s Philadelphia love runs deep, I decided to replace it with a more reasonable sized Phillies magnet that we also own.
Unfortunately it’s in the storm drain.
That’s where 17-month-old Chase decided to store it. And getting a magnet out of a storm drain is not the simplest of tasks.
We tried umbrellas. Marshmallow roasting sticks. A mop. A rake.
Summer brought over a catcher’s mitt and an empty can of Pringles to help in the cause.
During our efforts, Chase (who never misses an opportunity to be helpful) also dropped a boomerang and a long shoe horn down the drain. Just in case the magnet wasn’t challenging enough.
Keep in mind, NONE of this stuff (with the exception of the magnet) belongs to us. It’s all from the garage of our rental house. I know. Can you believe someone owns marshmallow roasting sticks, a boomerang and a shoe horn? I could live happily with just one of those objects.
Finally, Rick works a little magic with a rake and some kind of vaulting pole. He got everything out.
And now my gold minivan looks a little less crazy. Better luck next year, Phillies.
mama bird notes:
I know it seems like this post is sponsored by Toyota or the Philadelphia Phillies but it’s not. Actually, the fabulous folks at 1-800-Contacts sponsored it! I’ve been ordering contacts from these guys for years so it’s about time they sent me some cash. It’s a great place to order contacts online or over the phone. They really do have excellent customer service and well, thanks to their product, my children don’t look blurry.
Finally, don’t miss me at The Mouthy Housewives today! I’ve giving advice on Christmas gift etiquette. Because it’s never too early too stress out about the holidays. Enjoy!