Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Today's musings

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Jeremy's boss's boss is coming over tonight to meet the family before taking Jeremy and me out to dinner. Let's just say our house needs some serious help in order to be presentable. So this morning as Jeremy and I knelt to say our couple prayer, I (only half-jokingly) prayed for a magic cleaning fairy to come and sprinkle her pixie dust throughout our home.

When the prayer was over, Jeremy got up, went over to our dresser, swiped his finger across it and said, "bummer."

"What?" I asked.

"She only sprinkled dust."
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Jeremy and I spent the majority of the evening last night tweezing roughly 300 (no, I'm not exaggerating) tiny slivers out of Jessica's feet and toes from the new bark dust we put under our swingset. Um, ouch?!!!
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Xander tells me "I love you!" about 40 times a day. I like to think it's because he really does-- not because it's the only English phrase he knows.
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The same Xander that loves me so much has gotten into every drawer, every nook, and every cupboard in the house (just this morning) and made various messes, spills, and "creations" with the found items. And, I know I should be somehow happy about this, he will not watch TV. Which means no glorious moments of "mess-free" Xander.
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Being as how the cleaning fairy sprinkled the wrong kind of dust, I really, really shouldn't be online right now.
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But I'm scared of my own house.
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AGHHHHHH!!!!!
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But boy do I love my little guy!
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Oh, and just so I'm sure you understand, the dust is the least of my problems. It's more the piles of dirty clothes, toys, dishes, etc. that I'm a little concerned about.
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I wish I could fast forward to 6:30 p.m., when I'll be enjoying a nice dinner regardless of how the house turns out.
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It will come, right????
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That is, the evening-- not the fairy. I've come to grips with the fact that Tinkerbell will not be visiting.
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OK, I'm really going now.

5 comments:

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  2. heh heh Previous comment was me--typos, blasted typos!

    MAYBE God will answer your prayer by having the Boss see how much work is involved in keeping a house clean with 5 smallish children and will give Jeremy a raise (or a cleaning woman) to help make your life easier.

    HEY!

    That could happen.

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  3. So did she show up...the fairy? I wish it would have been me! H

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  4. Wish I were there to help out, but I like Terynn's idea about the raise or a cleaning woman. Hope your evening went well and that you can still come this weekend. Love you all.

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  5. Hey - snow shovel, laundry baskets, and the kids bedrooms - always works in a pinch!

    hugs - aus and co.

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