Friday, June 12, 2009


Twice a week I watch a really cute little girl for a friend of mine. I love her and love having her in my home...her mom doesn't even read this blog so I really am being sincere. The only thing that is about ready to drive me to drink is the repetition of her favorite word...why.

"What are you doing?"

"Washing clothes."


"Because they're dirty."


And so it goes. Most of the time it doesn't bother me, but today was not that day.

"What are you doing?"

"Cleaning the dishes."


"Because I'm the only one that ever does anything around here, sweetheart. I'm cleaning the dishes from last night's dinner because I was hoping to high heaven that once, just once, someone besides myself would see that dirty dishes need to be cleaned and dishes don't wash themselves, but alas, my sweet three year old, that never happens. Watch and learn honey, because thirty-plus years from now, this will be you. You'll be cleaning the kitchen three times a day just to wake up in the morning and clean it again. You'll wash four loads of laundry every other day and and every two weeks or so you'll ask yourself why you never put any of those clothes away right after they were done and you'll curse yourself for letting the clean clothes mix with the dirty clothes so now you have ten loads of laundry to do. You'll find yourself wanting to vomit because apparently your nine year old son doesn't understand that the wall is not a place to wipe his poopy fingers and booger hands. You'll ask yourself if you're really the only one that sees shiz falling out of the garbage can and onto the floor and wonder if you're the only one who knows where the garbage bags are. Get used to it sweetie. This will be your life."


"Never mind, sweetheart. Never you mind."


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kellyclay said...

Oh how you have just described my life!!

*~Petra~* said...

LOL. Isn't that the truth :)

JAMIE said...

LOL, my SIL just wrote this post in a less MaryBeth way...;)

Laura said...

Oh you make me laugh! Take the words out of my mouth... seriously! I read this out loud - Korey even grinned LOL

OR Duck Fans said...

I totally feel your pain. My 3 year old asks "Why" all the time and his next favorite thing to say it "What did you say?" Serenity Now!

Barbara Rees said...

You seriously just made my day!

Emilie and Branden said...

Omigosh. I have a 3 year friend EXACTLY like that. And I do those same things OVER, and OVER, and OVER, and OVER. Why? Why? Why?

Elizabeth said...

LOL, I thought I was the only one!!

Anonymous said...

Oh man...I almost peed my pants! Moroni is still in the why stage, but I finally laid down the law, he was not allowed to ask questions he knew the answer to...
"What's the road doing?"
"What's the house doing?"
"What's a truck called?"
"What's a road called?"
Then the whys follow...I was pregnant, and not super patient with the whole thing.

Wendy said...

LOL!!! I'm so glad that I stumbled upon your blog!! I think I'm going to tune in for more episodes.... I can't stop laughing because your "habits" or way of doing your household chores sounds just like mine. The laundry part especially!! I wonder if I come across as being this funny?? hmm time to get some outside opinions I guess. Good luck with the house work. Take a break once in awhile and don't sweat the small stuff.

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