For the past few weeks, George has been keeping his Pokemon cards in this personalized case:
And for the past few days, that box has been empty. I finally asked him Saturday if he knew where his cards were and for the life of him, he couldn’t. We assumed they were left at a friend’s home during a recent Pokemon play date (or battle or competition or whatever the heck they do with those cards).
Last night I finally discovered where the missing Pokemon cards went.
My guess is they were placed in one of those many convenient pockets on his cargo pants.
At first I was fairly upset when I thought George had simply left a note in his pocket—and then I realized every single one of George’s Pokemon cards had gone through the washing machine’s spin cycle.
My heart broke…even when I was putting the soggy paper-covered clothes in the dryer.
That dryer’s lint trap has never worked so hard in its 13-year life.
Fortunately this mom is proficient at eBay. Within five minutes I’d ordered a set of 100 Pokemon cards, including “Holo/Rare/Uncommon/Common—Guaranteed 5 Holos!”
I don’t know what that all means but it sounds awesome.
When George found out what happened, he was definitely sad about the recent adventure his Pokemon cards experienced in the washing machine. But when he heard I’d already ordered more and they would be here by week’s end, I got a big hug and a “thanks, Mom!”
A late-night scrubbing of the washing machine drum and $13 for a new set of Pokemon cards? Totally worth it.
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