OK. So, I have a place in my kitchen. A place where I keep things I have discovered Josh with, things he shouldn't have, usually because they aren't safe or because he took something apart to get them. Josh is a master of disassembly. Most of these things are metal fasteners of varying sorts. Not all of them, though. A few of these things are a mystery to me, I have absolutely no idea what they are let alone where or what they have come from.
If they are in the "spot", it's because I don't know what to do with them. I have tried to figure out what belongs where but am not always successful. So there they sit. I keep them because I figure some day, something will declare itself, say, by falling apart, and I'll go "Oh hey, guess that's where this screw came from!"
What about the mystery objects? How am I ever going to figure out what they are? Turns out with 2 of them, after about 6 months of trying unsuccessfully to figure it out, I stumbled upon the answer a couple of days ago. Instead of just telling you though, I decided it would be more fun to see if anyone else has any ideas first, give you a little Planet Josh reality of your own.
So without further ado, I give you mystery object number 1:
Remember how I mentioned in the sensory post about how he likes putting things in to his clothes while he's wearing them? I found this under his shirt one day. Looks like a gasket maybe except that it is quite big, probably at least 6 inches in diameter. It is a flexible rubber sort of material.
Then, within a couple of days of that, I found this in one of his socks:
If you look closely, you can see the horizontal ridges across the entire surface. Also a black, flexible, rubber-like material, and yes, a perfect oval. It's about 2 inches across. Here it is from the side:
I cannot tell you how many times I searched the house trying to figure out where the hell these two things came from. I simply couldn't figure it out. That second one especially, you'd think it would be obvious what that was, given how specific its shape and texture are. But it wasn't. And I never discovered anything that seemed to be missing parts such as these - that is until about 2 days ago. For now though, I leave it with you. This was a mystery to me for 6 months, these odd things I found in Josh's shirt and socks, what do you think they are ?
I'll post the answer in a couple of days :)
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