Here! Have some convoluted headcanon.
I tried submitting this to xsheadcanons, but I couldn’t figure out how to submit a jpeg from my desktop (because they wanted a URL), and I’m brand new at this Tumblr thing. Also MS Paint is the devil.
It always bugged me that Dashi and Dojo had this big argument that the time traveling wu was in either Egypt or Europe, and then have it turn up in the Xiaolin Temple gardens. How could they both forget that? Also, Dashi, you JUST USED an hourglass called the Sands of Time! What are you trying to pull here?
Then it hit me: Dashi told Omi to wait patiently. WHAT IF he was actually being literal? “Wait here, kid; I’ll be right back with a solution.” Then he went and turned his hourglass into the Sands of Time, intending to give it to Omi so the kid could go back home. However, when he got back, Omi was gone, and Dashi was left with the Sands of Time.
Let’s see… what other plot holes are walking around in this show? Oh, hello there, Master Monk Guan! You’re looking dapper for a non-evil 1,500-year-old man!
Now the only question is…
What’s the name of the other time-traveling shen gong wu in Egypt/Europe?
This one’s kind of obvious-sounding, but think about it. What would he have had to go through to write the descriptions for Wu like the Sapphire Dragon? What might he have missed? Maybe certain Wu have different effects, or certain things (like Mala Mala Jong) only came to light after he’d written the scroll entry.
Maybe the Shen Gong Wu scroll isn’t as reliable as it seems.