Monday, October 26, 2009

Slackin' Away The Days

I came to the conclusion today that we’ve turned into a bunch of slackers with daddy out of town.

What? You don’t believe me? Well then, let me give you some examples.

No one folds the laundry. We just dig through baskets of clean clothes to find what we need. It’s a challenge and so much fun.

Anything possible gets loaded in the dishwasher so we cut down on washing by hand. After all, who wants to do that?

To make things even simpler, we use paper plates when we can.

Do you believe me yet? No?

Wait, there’s more.

At least twice a week, we eat dinner in our jammies. I’ve even had mine on as early as 5pm. Shh….

Our background music during dinner is often The Wonder Pets. Yup. Alex just loves those nights.

Dinners tend to be quick, easy, and kid-friendly. Who has time for all the whining about the food?

Toys are scattered about the kitchen and living room. The playroom is a disaster.

Got the picture?

Now, just so you know I’m not a total slacker, I do need to point out that we are wearing clean clothes (although they might be wrinkled), everyone has showered, floors are swept, and no one has been late for school.

Every so often, the urge hits me to clean something up.

I know, I know.
(Can’t you just see my eyes rolling??)

Everyone knows stepping over toys is so invigorating. If you make a poor step, you never know what may happen. Keeps your adrenaline going, doesn’t it?

But alas, tonight was one of those nights. I’d had enough.

Put the girls into action cleaning up their mess.

Or so I thought.

Who brought this book in here?

Not me!

Who got out this game?

Not me!

Who drew on this paper?

Not me!

Do you get the picture? Do you see why slacking can be a good thing? I can avoid all this drama in my life.

If I ever get my hands on this “Not Me” character, we’re going to have some words. And it won’t be pretty.

After all, “Not Me” has lived in this house now for over 18 years. He/She should know better by now.

6 thoughts from friends:

Tara said...

wait.. that sounds like just about every day at my house! I have a few Not Me living here too but I just can't find them.

a Tonggu Momma said...

"Not me!" doesn't work so well with only one child in residence. Heh.

NeuroMama said...

Not Me also lives at my house! Today alone, s/he spilled milk on the floor, stepped on some pretzels (again on the floor), splashed water all over the bathroom during bath time, and lost all of the cars from Grayson's new car storage case. Not me would be in big trouble if only I could find him/her!

Laura L. said...

I can be a bit of a slacker when our daddy's out of town too. Easy, easy dinners, leave the kitchen messier than usual, etc.
I just get kind of lazy and funky when the hubs is out of town. If my husband was out of the country, who knows what might happen over here?

Anna Grace and Andrew's Jie Jie said...

Too funny!

mumma to many said...

LOL! Not me has been here forever too!
Hugs Ruth in NZ