04 January 2011

Keep your distance

For as much as everybody cares about the laundry being clean and the cups being clean, you'd think they'd have at least some interest in the mom being clean.

8 comments:

Chris and Jane said...

I am right there with you. My 2 year old daughter can not stand any type of blemishes on her clothes. If she spills a drop of milk she is in tears and changes her clothes. Sometimes I think the children see me as big napkin, with which to wipe anything and everything on (regardless of what I am wearing sweats to fancy blouses etc).

Jane

Untamed Shrew said...

My fondest memory of you, Rebekah: "OH, dude, you didn't... That is NAS.TY! Stay there. (Joy, you wanna hold the baby?) NO! Get back in the bathroom! Don't touch me! Don't touch ANYthing."

Just a quick rinse in boiling water, dear, and then a flea dip.

(btw, I switched to aluminum-free deodorant, and now I know why I lead such a solitary life.)

Megan173 said...

When we were living with my parents while waiting for a Call this summer I got to enjoy the beauty that is a daily shower. Ah sweet luxury!

Every one thought I was crazy when I would come down in the morning clean, beaming, and babbling about the wonders of a shower...

Rebekah said...

Jane, the fastidious ones are never quite as fastidious as they think, are they?

Shrew, check your digi-recorder. It's just plain "nast" around here. Then again, who brings a digi-recorder on a playdate?

Megan, celebrations like you describe may explain why mothers receive so much shower gel and bubble bath for Christmas. I'd gladly buy my own if only someone would provide me with opportunity to use it.

Leah said...

Wow - that wilted daisy looks a little too life-like. Weird. I feel a strange kinship with it - must be the end of the day.

Leah said...

I've been known to plop my kid in the bathroom and let him scream while I shower. Good thing the neighbors are all at work by then and they can't hear him.

etem said...

i think i'm going to get a drinking fountain in our new kitchen to cut down on the dirty cups problem. maybe i should get a shower in there too?

Rebekah said...

Or do the laundry while you're taking a bath.