My house would be a great setting for a mystery show or book. It’s full of problems, crime scenes, suspects, and evidence. What we seem to be lacking is the Encylopedia Brown, DCS Foyle, or Jessica Fletcher. Here’s a list of heretofore unsolved mysteries:
1) Why the refrigerator smells.
2) Where all the shoes have gone. ALL the shoes. Or at least the ones that anyone can wear.
What do you mean these are all too “clumpy”? What does that even mean?
3) Who started it.
4) Who put these toys on the floor.
So these are your toys, and this is your room, but you did not make the mess?
5) Why she always gets more than you.
6) What the name of the friend is who stars in today’s tall tale.
7) Who started it now.
8) Where the homework directions are.
9) Where the shoes have gone this time.
10) Why the superglue has glued its own lid on even though I never got a chance to use it.
No glue for you!
11) Why the car smells.
12) Who peed on the rug. Or at least what species did it.
13) Seriously, where the shoes went that you just wore yesterday.
14) Why you have been seen putting your seat belt on, but can no longer do it.
15) Why there are incriminating photos of you on my phone after you were supposed to be in bed.
This would be totally admissible in court.
16) Who ate the chocolate out of the drawer.
17) OK, if it wasn’t the molding sandwich under the seat then why the car actually smells.
18) How we can have 103 pairs of scissors but nobody can find any.
19) If you’re sure you fed the dog today, why she still looks hungry and is indoors still.
20) Why the cat who bites toes always chooses your bed instead of someone else’s bed.
Starting this list has made me realize that it could go on forever. I haven’t even started in on children who went to school but who don’t remember a single thing that happened to them or why it’s so hard to get out the door, even to go somewhere we all want to go and that we have prepared for in advance.
What’s on your list?
For more unsolved mysteries, read Whodunnit?
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