The other day the kids were all sent downstairs into the basement “on the kids’ side” as they call it. It is where Hubby & I lovely created the perfect play space. A space where everything had a place. You know a place that is ripe for dumping everything on the floor & your perfect plan of organization looks more like a natural disaster has hit your home than children.
Although lately I’m wondering maybe children should be considered traveling natural disasters. Because they are natural (unless your kid is a plastic kid, then you’ve got other problems) and from my experience they know how to create total havoc when you least expect it. Seriously, they are like a perfect storm walking around with juice & crackers in hand.
During the clean-up adventure my adorable walking natural disasters tried whatever they could to not help. I mean every excuse in the book was pulled out. From “I’m too tired” to “NOT MY MESS!!” to “I don’t even like that” As if not liking it matters you dumped it on the floor kiddo, time to pick it back up!
However, there was one excuse that I wasn’t expecting. It came from my daughter.
There she stood before Hubby & I dressed head to toe in frilly pink princess gear with a face that was meant to break hearts & your will for making her clean. And then she said what was most unexpected with that adorable & forlorn face looking straight at both of us.
“Cleaning up is boring. Princesses don’t do boring.”
Hubby & I looked at each other. Attempting not burst out laughing right then & there and told her with our best parental straight face that even Princesses HAVE to do boring. And then we turned away from her, looked at each other again & tried to wipe away the tears in our eyes from the suppressed laughter at her adorably hilarious attempt of trying to play the Princess card as a way out of cleaning.
Because seriously, where did she come up with that one?
The Princess in question belongs to Beth at The Confused Homemaker, who “is almost an urban legend as a married academic with four kids who loves to bake.” I think she’s pretty darn amazing.
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