I believe that we have previously discussed, on more than one occasion, my daughter's tendency to fill her little pockets with pebbles, acorns, sticks, feathers, pinecones and the occasional live insect. I have adjusted my laundry routine accordingly. However, even I was shocked to discover this rock in her lunch bag last week. I thought that her backpack seemed a bit heavy when I picked her up from school in the afternoon. When I went to unpack her lunch leftovers, I found out why. I'm guessing the rock weighs at least three pounds and is probably close to six inches wide.
And here I was feeling so proud of always remembering to check pockets.