Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Pancake Doth Not A Bonnet Make

Some parents run a tight ship: kids in bed at the same time each evening, no back-talking (or sassing, as it's known 'round here), immaculate housekeeping and so on.

Well, I am not them. I don't even know them.

I run what would be more accurately described as a sinking ship. It's not fearful respect that I get, it's plain mutiny.

Every day there is some epic food mess that occurs in this house. Some have been documented in this blog already. I am becoming less demonstrative with each one. Perhaps because I realized that hey, it's just a mess- no harm done. More likely, however, is the fact that after a year straight of this madness my will has been broken as far as constant cleaning goes.

I can now walk across the floor with uncooked rice pasta shells crunching underfoot the entire way, each one sounding like a tiny light bulb exploding, and not even flinch. This is how I know I've reached that zen-like state of complete acceptance and passivity. I'm not going to yell, or sweep. I'm going to finish my damn tea.

Little Shirley Temple-Blackbeard

See? Flapjack as hat. Lunacy, I say! The moral of this story is certainly this:

When you're going to Crazy Town, be sure to wear appropriate headgear.

Have a nice evening, everyone!


Laoch of Chicago said...

I've decided to adopt, "I'm not going to yell, or sweep. I'm going to finish my damn tea," as my new motto.

*mary* said...

Hahaha. Glad you liked it.

Maggie May said...

ahha! fight em or join em :)

leighmo said...

My son used to finger paint with peanut butter. That stuff is a reasonable substitute for plaster. The messes will eventually go away, and so will the bebes who leave them behind. You go on finishing that tea, and have some for me, too ;0)

terry said...

she wears the pancake well, i dont have the face structure for it.

JennyMac said...

LOL...but she is cute enough to pull off that look.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

My house is only clean between 8 pm and 8 am. I feel your pain.

Anonymous said...

i guess there just comes a time when you have to go with the flow. LOVE the fashion statement :o)

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