Tuesday, January 09, 2007

House cleaning adventure

First and foremost, this is my 200th post! Is that a crowd I hear cheering in the background or is it just those voices in my head again? Hmmm . . .

Anyway, on to my exciting tale of cleaning the house. . . okay, that sounded better in my head.

The children and I spent an exhilarating day around the house cleaning. Well, let me rephrase that. I spent the day cleaning, and they spent the day trying to see if they could get all the toys back out faster than I could put them away. I swear to God there’s some sort of baby mafia somewhere whose goal it is to train small children to destroy the parental units and drive them insane at all costs. It reminds me of that skit from MadTV – When Babies Attack.

But I digress. I decided we were going to spend the day picking up the house because last night as I was getting ready for bed, I turned the lights off in the family room. I was then faced with the task of walking across the family room in the dark. I was scared. Since I didn’t feel like taking my life in my own hands at that particular moment, I turned the family room light back on, went into the kitchen and turned the light on, then went back in the family rom to turn the light off. Again. At least then, I had the kitchen light to guide me. Ridiculous, I know. But it was better than ending up in the emergency room with 12 stitches in my foot after stepping on a Lego or building block in the dark. Those little f*ckers are sharp.

So, that was my motivation. But in picking things up and organizing everything, Eli and Georgia came across a few toys that had not yet been taken out of their boxes from Christmas. The main source of entertainment was Georgia’s new “Sing With Me Elmo’s Greatest Hits.” It comes complete with a microphone so your child can sing along.

Just what I need – my children amplified. They discovered how to turn the damn thing on when I was on the phone with Stacey, whose reaction mirrored my own when she said, “What the f*ck is that?!”

Exactly.

Then she said, “Jesus, Neila, it’s no wonder you get migraines.”

Precisely.

The good side of this is that the children weren’t the only ones who found Christmas presents they hadn’t opened yet. I came across some of my stocking stuffers that I had placed up high so the children couldn’t reach them. One of these was chocolate-dipped Altoids. Have you seen these?


I am a true believer that anything is wonderful when it is deep fat fried or dipped in chocolate. These are no exception. Yum-o!! Chocolate – you do what you can to get through the day.

10 comments:

crazymumma said...

neila....we have got to get together and stuff our heads in some of those passion pillows (to drown teh noise of our children) and eat chocolate altoids and drink ridiculous amounts of booze.

Did I mention that if I squint my eyes my personal trainer resembles. gasp. dare i say it. Michael. Yes. Michael. Read it and weep girl. weep.

Justin said...

Congratulations on #200!

I am now scouring the Web to find those Altoids.

Penny said...

I know what you mean about turning off the lights and walking across the room in the dark. That's not a real safe option in our living room either after "Hurricane Charlie." Amplified Children - that is as scary as hell! I have to agree about things being better deep fried or dipped in chocolate except for the Altoids. I don't like mints that much!

ian said...

Yay for 200 posts! YOU SO TOTALLY RAWK!!

Ian

Sanni said...

WOO-HOO! Happy 200th - can I get some deep fried chocolate, please? LOL - just kidding... I´m on a diet and I could never resist one of these wonderful sins =)

Morgen said...

200! Whooo-hoooo!
You go, girl!

Chocolate dipped altoids -- hmmmmm....
I'm drooling on my keyboard...

Desert Songbird said...

200 posts! You are a blogging fool, Neila! And you've had 13,000+ hits on your site as well! Wow...I stand in awe...

Ya know, chocolate is always a girl's best friend, and lately my best friend has been followed by Cosmopolitan chasers...

Neila said...

Cosmopolitan chasers? I am there, sister! I am soooooo there!!

Tisha said...

Well, give us all a few months and our weight loss resolutions will have worn off by then and we'll indulge, right?

Sparky Duck said...

nothing like toddlers on volume level 10 is there?