The empty red plastic garbage sitting in the middle of the stairs needed to be returned to the upstairs den. It could not have been more obviously located. Really, there was no way on earth the next person going up the stairs could miss it without moving it or stepping over it. Unless that person was a teen. When I wondered why the garbage can was still in the middle of the stairs after the teen went up the stairs. He said he didn’t see it. I wasn’t surprised but I was curious about how he could have missed it. The following explanation was forthcoming.
“Mom, did you know that when Columbus sailed to America that the Indians missed the ship that was sailing in the ocean right in front of them. They didn’t see the ship because they had never seen a ship before.
Cole you’ve seen a garbage can before.
“I’ve never seen a garbage can sitting in the middle of the stairs. The garbage can was in an unexpected place so I missed it when I came upstairs. Just like the Indians missed that ship “
I smiled and said “And the Indians lived happily ever after, right?”
Odd Loves Company,