Our mom thinks she keeps a pretty clean house (despite the persistent cat hair on every horizontal--and sometimes vertical, thankyouverymuch--surface), but this weekend, she discovered an area she had been neglecting.
Making room for a new stove, she moved the old one away from the wall. Along with loads of dust (isn't that what the broom is for, darling?), a gaggle of milk jug rings was revealed.
"Holy crap! Look at the milk jug rings under here!" she exclaimed, upon seeing the first five or six.
Yes, I said first five or six.
As the stove moved further away from the wall, more rings were exposed.
"Oh my gosh...this is unbelievable! BRACH! Haven't you been looking for all of these?"
Brach, napping on the back of the couch, lifted his head, let out a squeak and went back to his slumber.
"I can not believe this! I guess it makes sense. I give Brach the milk jug ring every time I open a gallon of milk. I throw many of them away and there are one or two more in their toy basket, but I never really thought about accounting for every single one!"
There were twenty milk jug rings under the stove. TWEN-TY!
And seven hair bands (the kind that pull your hair back, not the 80's rocker variety...if Ratt or Quiet Riot were under the stove, I would really criticize my mom's housekeeping abilities!).
Fortunately, Mom is not known for her cooking. Or baking. Or even her ability to make Jello. If she were, those rings may have melted to the floor!
(Mom's note: There was adequate room between the bottom of the stove and the floor, allowing for proper ventilation, Empress)
Mom gave the hair bands to Mojo's mom (because she doesn't have long hair anymore) and spread the milk jug rings on the couch so she could obtain photographic evidence of this marvel. Within seconds, Brach was there, sniffing, because milk jug rings are one of his favorite toys. Twenty rings soon became nineteen, as Brach flicked one on the carpet and took off with it in his mouth.
Brach...finding twenty milk jug rings under the stove is not enough to stir you from your nap, but the capture of a single milk jug ring is?