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A few years ago Hubby and I went to a home show, and one of the freebies I brought home was a round red piece of grippy plastic that was really handy for opening jars. Over the course of the following year, I actually lost my grippy and was super thrilled to get a second one the next time we went to the home show. It was just so handy to get stubborn bottles and jars open.

Every now and then I find evidence that boys have been using it. Sometimes it’s sticky, and it’s picked up a few suspicious black marks over the years. Last week I found it in the drawer looking like this.

Did they really think I wouldn’t notice???

I did some investigating and learned from two sheepish 7-year-olds that they had tried to stuff it through a hole that was approximately an inch in diameter.


I’m going to have to hunt for another one. Perhaps we’ll go to the home show again this winter.

Welcome to the November 12, 2010 edition of fun for your friday. Steve Taite presents 100 Things to do when you’re Bored posted at The Taite Gallery.

Evija presents Funny Thing of the Friday posted at Funny Things With Character.

Nils J. Sandback presents Piano Humour: A Victor Borge Tribute posted at Piano Street’s Classical Piano Blog, saying, “A tribute to the Danish pianist and humorist Victor Borge.”

Amy Connaughton presents Chatterbox Anonymous Support Group posted at BOOM BABY!.

Donna Cullen presents 50 Ways to Say I Love You ? Literally posted at Top Dating Sites.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents of kids who are…creative with tape.