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Where are My Freaking Keys!?

A common argument (or, as I like to call them- a loud discussion) in our household begins with- “Where are my freaking keys?”

The question is usually aimed towards me.  The other day my husband got more than his usual average “annoyed-ness” at me regarding it, thus it led to a discussion that went along the lines of:

Nick: Why don’t you put your freaking keys in the bowl by the door?

Me:  When I walk in the house,  I have Kalia, 3 or 4 bags and tons of other crap in my hands and teeth(doesnt he read my blog?)  I just drop everything when I walk in!  (I may or may not have used my outside voice to say this)

Nick: Well, maybe if you put them in the bowl, we wouldn’t have this discussion nearly everyday.

Me:  Aww, thank you honey, I am not sure what I would do without you- the KEY bowl, that IS a helpful tip.  (I may or may not have said this with complete sarcasm)  

I proceed to ignore him, muttering something about getting organization tips from the man who strips when he walks in the door leaving a trail of his clothes from the garage door to wherever he ends up in the house.  He, unfortunately, overhears-

Nick- I leave a trail in case you need to find me! If you left a trail for your keys, you would never lose them. (he, too, is well versed at sarcasm)

I find my keys, leave and decide not to tell him that instead of the bowl, I have a really GREAT spot to put my keys (that may or may not include his ass)

Two Days Later-
I, am again, looking for my keys. However, Nick had just driven my car to take Kalia to pick out her Easter Bunny and grabbed my keys.
By the way, she chose this guy:

Image via my Instagram
It is not a bunny, it is holding a candy cane and I think those eyes are peering into my soul *shudder*
Anyhoo, new discussion begins:

Me: Nick, where are my keys?  They are not in the precious key holding bowl. (sarcasm is a dear friend in our house)

Nick: Did you see me when I walked in?? (outside voice) All the bags I was carrying and Kalia…

He trailed off and got quieter til he was silent, because I was staring at him with a huge grin…

You know what doesn’t suck?  Being the other half in the argument who is RIGHT! 
Since I am not one to say I am right, I just kept smiling, found my keys, left on my errands and dedicate an entire blog post to my “rightness”.
Love you honey!

Awesome photo via someecards

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  1. ellysan1

    April 12th, 2012 at 6:21 am

    We actually have one of those brass key hangers. It is full of keys and key chains. But I have no clue what keys are on it and none of them are for my house or car.

  2. Laurel

    April 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Lol, from your old janitor days?

  3. Michelle

    April 12th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Sounds like my house, down to the bowl by the door that my keys are never, ever in. They usually wind up in the silverware drawer, because I use them to lock the car through the kitchen window before I put down whatever I've just had to haul inside.

  4. Laurel

    April 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Hahaa, the silverware drawer! I have not done that one yet!

  5. EARTH2BODY

    April 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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  6. Laurel

    April 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you! Checking out your site now!

  7. Sparkling

    April 15th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Great post and I salute you for dedicating a whole post to your being rightness. Found you at finding the funny.

  8. Laurel

    April 15th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you so much!

  9. Julie

    April 16th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    ha ha! I lost my keys a week ago today and have pulled the house apart! Can't find them anywhere! I posted it on my facebook page and my fans gave me places to look too…but nothing!! GRRRRR….

    thanks for sharing!

  10. Shell

    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Ha! I love when men realize how hard it is to do everything when we are in charge of the kids!

  11. Laurel

    April 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    LOL, so do I!

  12. MonkeyMomma

    April 24th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I can so relate to wondering "where are my freaking keys?" I lose them about 3 times a day along with my phone and my sanity.

  13. Laurel

    April 24th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    lolol! I just got off a plane with my daughter, I left sanity on it!

  14. Gia

    April 24th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Hahaha, oh the satisfaction (for you…)

  15. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Yep, even better when my husband read the post 🙂

  16. Lolo @ The Lyons Din

    April 24th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Mine are usually in my purse. I can never find them there. And I hope you enjoyed that moment. And milked it.

  17. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Ugh, my purse/diaper bag is an abyss!

  18. The Writer, Rinser, Repeater

    April 24th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I'm often wrong in arguments with my husband, but I will never admit it. If only fanny packs were in style. What an awesome place to keep keys.

  19. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I would probably still lose them with a fanny pack!

  20. Amanda @ It's Blogworthy

    April 24th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Our keys are always missing and we have the exact same argument. Never fails! And then the finger pointing starts…glad we're not the only ones!

  21. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Admittedly, it is me that is always losing them, so it felt good to be right this one time with it, lol.

  22. Anna @mommy_padawan

    April 24th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Hahah! Even more than being right, I love it when my husband has to experience first hand something I've been talking about when I KNOW he doesn't think it's a big deal – until it happens to him 🙂 Loved this post. I think you are right about that stuffed animal though…those eyes….

  23. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Oh, I love that too and I am sure as she gets older it will happen more often.
    Yes, this animal creeps me out, I am trying to convince my dog to chew it and she wont- definite sign of evil.

  24. Jackie

    April 24th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Sweet satisfaction!

  25. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    It was glorious!

  26. Stephanie B. @B4Steph

    April 24th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Right on! A blog post to your vindication! Gotta love that, and I do!

  27. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Thank you and now my husband is leery of what will show up here, haha!

  28. TriGirl

    April 25th, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Oh, the sweet taste of victory! I bet you're still riding that high 🙂

  29. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Yes, indeed!

  30. Janice Trinh

    April 25th, 2012 at 4:51 am

    We used to have this kind of dialogue in my house too. Then we got a "designated key spot." Now it only happens once in a while. When it does, we turn to our toddler and ask her where the keys are. 99% of the time, she knows.

  31. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Yeah our spot is the bowl, yet I seem to ignore that, haha.

  32. jamie

    April 25th, 2012 at 5:46 am

    I have to LOL, seriously. I think I heard the clinking of glasses to celebrate your victory 😉

  33. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Thank you, I am still gloating a bit 🙂

  34. Sandra Crook

    April 25th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I can identify with this. The 'key' conversation is a regular in our household. I bought a keyholder plaque, but it's become a holder for spare keys of every size and type, none of which we recognise. The door and car keys hang around on the worktop, in pockets, even in the back of doors. Glad you scored here.

  35. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:30 am

    How do we get so many keys like that? We have a drawer with several unknown keys in it. And I have an odd paranoia that I may need one someday, so I will not throw any away.

  36. cathysvoicenow

    April 25th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Love the description of walking into the house using everything including your teeth. LOL

  37. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Haha thank you, it is sadly true.

  38. Christie

    April 25th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Despite a key hook, I can never, ever find my keys! And don't you just love when you're right?!?

  39. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Yes, I hope I get more blog posts like this one, haha!

  40. Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

    April 25th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    The eecard is priceless! Really. I have five kids and a husband who can be just as absentminded as them, so the key argument feels like our own form of family sport. When my son starts driving, that might take us over the edge. Funny. Erin

  41. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you Erin! Ugh I dont want to think of her driving yet!

  42. Jen

    April 25th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    *snicker* I am often accused of hiding things when they are not visiable to the naked eye.

  43. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    lol, good one!

  44. Patty

    April 25th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Oh puleeeze…welcome to my life!

    Last week, for instance…His Hineyness…"I can't find my glasses" and I deliberately let him wander around for like 5 minutes before I told him he was wearing the dayum things!

    Would you believe that a few weeks ago, he left for work carrying the remote for the television? Trust me, even I can't make this stuff up!

    Loved this post!!

  45. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Marriage is fun 🙂
    We have no problem with our remote though it is always in our daughter's mouth.

  46. robyn

    April 25th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I love this post! We have a very similar daily discussion about the baby's pacifier, but not usually until after the baby is half asleep. We've gotten really good at whispered sarcasm.

  47. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Whispered sarcasm… I like it!

  48. Phase Three of Life

    April 25th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    HAHA! Ok, as a general rule, I don't post a link to my own blog when I'm commenting on others… but I have to in this case. It's another classic "Oh, eff, I'm wrong" moment by a hubby: http://www.phasethreeoflife.com/2011/03/little-head-bump-is-ok-if-he-doesnt-cry.html

    Thanks for sharing, I love to smirk at hubbies now and then. 😉

  49. Laurel

    April 26th, 2012 at 1:24 am

    LOL, just read the post, and it is a perfect example. I am sure as our baby gets older we will have a lot more moments like this!

  50. Tara Pohlkotte

    April 25th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    how would we properly gloat if we didn't blog?? hehe.

  51. Delilah Love

    April 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    That is an awesome moment of righteousness, isn't it? We have those "discussions" all the time at my house. I am, of course, always right. And also, I am the only one with a blog so I get to bask in my rightness often. Haha!

  52. Jennifer Worrell

    April 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I am so cheering for you right now! Congrats!

  53. Lady Goo Goo Gaga

    April 26th, 2012 at 2:22 am

    I always do that, and my husband gets very mad at me. He really hates it when I leave them in the front door…..overnight.

  54. Kristin

    April 26th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Unfortunately, I've been on the sucky side more often than not. Now…where are my freaking keys?

  55. mannahattamamma.com

    April 26th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    not only have you made me laugh, you've made me realize why we blog: to celebrate our rightness so that we don't have to do the "hahahahaha" dance around our partners. HA.

  56. Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy

    April 26th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Ha! This made me want to cheer. Any victory for one wife is a victory for us all. YAY for winnin gthe argument 🙂

  57. Dude of The House

    April 26th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Turnabout is fair play. Congrats on the victory 🙂

  58. Anonymous

    June 23rd, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Electronic key finder? Sounds like you would get your money's worth, snicker..

  59. susan

    August 24th, 2012 at 1:01 am

    OMW! we've had this "loud discussion" too.

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