The Speaker aka The Black Hole

This is my husband’s speaker. I call it the black hole.

Little hands can’t resist shoving all sorts of oddball things into that tempting hole.
Once something’s inside the speaker, it’s impossible to retrieve, unless you painstakingly open it up with the many little screws and details. Because why would you need to open up a speaker on a regular basis?

Unless your children put all this inside:

There’s everything from Thomas the Tank engine to duplo legos to Melissa & Doug puzzle pieces. Crayons and matchbox cars. Balls and Squinkies. Strawberry Shortcake Christmas ornaments and baby “Joe Boxer” socks. Marbles, toys trains, and balls. A very old, dried-out apple core. There’s even a Little People baby Jesus and his manger that we’ve been missing for 2 years! Luckily Mary was there to take care of him. I wonder what child thought to include that pair?

The good news? All those toys have been returned to their proper places (at least they were last week.) And we’ve moved around the living room slightly so this speaker aka black hole is hiding where the children can’t reach it. Whew.


What’s the latest thing your child(ren) have done that had you shaking your head in disbelief?

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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. LOL! Our black hole is behind the TV cabinet! Too funny!!!
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  2. Nicole - Mama to 4 Blessings says:

    that”s funny! I bet whent hey got all the toys out the toys were like they got them new!

  3. melissa says:

    Haha- that is so funny! YOu should link this up on my Sat laughs this week!

  4. Thats so funny. Our children are older so they don’t do this stuff anymore. I will find clothes stuffed in a corner.
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  5. Crystal C says:

    LOL.. we have a hole in the laundry room wall – made by yours truly. I can see all the stuff in there but have no way to reach it. My kids are older and apparently are still fascinated by dropping things down the whole. Of course, they all claim it wasn’t them
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  6. oh my! That sounds exactly like something my kids would do!
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  7. veronica says:

    Ha ha ha my kids do the same thing!
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  8. LOL! I’m always amazed by what turns up under and in the sofa.
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  9. LOL, your kids are really hilarious
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  10. My daughter recently colored the being carpets in her room with markers. Said she wanted it to look more colorful. We handed her a sponge and a mug of soapy water. I don’t think we will see any more colorful carpets hereafter!
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  11. Wow that is a lot of stuff!!

    Lately my fur baby has been eating hair off the floor YUCK!
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  12. LOL! So we have this table…it’s a kids’ table for crafting and such…somehow they poked a hole through it and I found all kinds of things in there…
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