Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WTF Wednesday - The "Beginning of a Hoarder" Edition

WTF? Seriously...WTF Ryan?!?! I just don't even know where to go with this. Are YOUR kids this weird? Please make me feel better.


And now the answers to the obvious questions:

Answer to question #1 - Broken pencil leads of course... I mean COME ON!

Answer to question #2 - More than 60. Evidently from regular pencils, thick ones, thin ones, even mechanical ones.

Answer to question #3 - Hidden in the teeny, tiny, little pocket of Ryan's backpack. I found them as I was putting it in the wash to get ready for school. How long did it take him to get this many?

Answer to question #4 - WHO THE HELL KNOWS? I asked him, he doesn't even know why.

He's been doing this his whole life. Pants pockets have been filled with rocks, mulch and acorns. Most of which I was able to intercept before they made it into the washer.

But broken pencil leads? I am at a loss.

WTF?!?!

23 comments:

  1. At least they are not living.

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  2. looks like over 5 grams, that's possession with intent to sell.

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  3. He's a young Jackson Pollack. Don't squelch his genius!

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  4. Could be worse. Mine seems to be collecting his boogers on his wall. Pencil lead, while a little different, I would at least touch without getting rubber gloves on.

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  5. Nah, that's weird as hell, Ali. Sorry.

    ;-P

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  6. My son totally collects stuff like that. I have just stopped looking in his pockets.

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  7. For YEARS I would sent monthly bags of pencil top erasers to school. TB would pick them up, stuff them in his pockets, & would find them out in the dryer. I'm not much of a pocket checker.

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  8. My kids aren't that weird. Probably because I don't have any. But I am that weird. I recently cleaned out my closet and discovered that I have been saving trash. Literal trash. For years. Don't ask me why. I picked up a crumbled up football ticket and asked the husband if he thought it would be worth something someday. He said no then said he foresees himself ending up on an episode of Hoarders one day.

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  9. Wow. He must have had a lot of broken pencils in school. :)

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  10. Brian does this with everything!! He even looks for things along the road to collect

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  11. I'm amazed how shiny and metallic they look when you take a picture up close like that. Kids are so weird. My girls both used to bring home mulch in their pockets, and I never understood it.

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  12. Yea.... I got nothing. My youngest daughter is a hoarder too but not anything like that... lots of rocks though.

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  13. Auggie likes to do this with pencils. It's a source of pride for him: he says "look how hard I work that my pencil is a nub."

    The teacher threw them out and called them inappropriate and a distraction. He was heart broken.

    He had worked the entire school year to get those pencils worn down...

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  14. That is too funny. He is just building up material for his Hoarder's episode.

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  15. Oh holy crap this made me laugh. When my brother was little he would grab random objects on his way out of the house to school or a friends. I would ask whey he's taking a spoon with him to school. His response was always the same. "Just in case". ???

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  16. Yeah, um wow. That's crazy. But in a way I admire him. Those things are teeny tiny. How in the world did he intercept so many?

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  17. Maybe he was saving them in case he ever gets grounded and you take away all his writing devices.

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  18. I think all kids do weird things. I once tried to organize all the toys and objects in my bedroom by color. It took hours. Then my mom flipped out and made me put it all back. Who knows he keeps pencil lead. It's funny what fascinates children.

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  19. While on a walk with jadyn (who also enjoys collecting randomness) o allowed her to bring a little bag for whatever she wanted to fill it with. We found rocks flowers, acorns, sticks, leaves, and then we found it...a very "special" rock. She even pointed to it and said, "how about this one?" Now I'm usually super anal, inspecting for bugs and anything else undesirable. So we get home, eat dinner and go to bed. The next day as I'm vaccuming her room, I get wi

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    1. Wind of the most disgusting smell. There displayed proudly on her bookshelf are her two rocks...except only one is actually a rock. The other is some petrified dog poop! Top that for childhood collections! lol

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