Neither The Mama nor The Dada are on any short lists for Housekeeper of the Year 2012. The Mama likes to leave her project supplies in stacks all over the house (with little actual work transpiring on said projects), and The Dada—  Well, The Dada—

Shit. It really is all my fault. I think I feel a New Year’s resolution coming on…

Thank goodness kids don’t notice these things, right? No such luck. When The Kidling returned from a week-long stay at The Grandparents house in Nearby State just in time for her birthday party, she paused from her enjoyment of the festivities long enough to tell me—unprompted—“I noticed you cleaned the place up.”

Hell. We worked hard. At least she appreciated it.


Confidential to my readers (Seriously, who do I think I am? Abigail Van Buren?):

My sincerest apologies for the conspicuous absence of my wee stories. It turns out a full-time job + blogging every weekday + the holidays + a certain precocious five-year-old child’s birthday party + sewing a rainbow table runner for said five-year-old child’s birthday party as if said five-year-old child gives a rat’s ass about a handmade rainbow table runner + parenting said five-year-old child + a twelfth wedding anniversary + a new before-the-crack-of-dawn running routine + eating + sleeping + breathing = a bit much. But kidlingville is back.

Missed you more.

About The Mamahttp://kidlingville.comProfessional talker, editor, emailer, problem solver, adjunct lecturer, blogger, and mother to the brilliantly absurd Kidling.

9 thoughts on “housekeeping

  1. I really missed you! I was just thinking about you yesterday, and figured you’ve been really busy with all of the above (except for the table runner. I had no idea about the table runner. Are you insane?)

    Glad you’re here.

    • Thanks, Kylie! Regarding the table runner: yes. Yes, I am insane. When was the last time you heard a kid say, “Mom, do you know what I really want for my fifth birthday party? A table runner. A rainbow table runner. Can you make one for me?”

      Answer: Never.

  2. I feel that if any five year old would have it together enough to want, specifically, a rainbow table runner, it would be your Alice. She seems cool that way. I really enjoy your blog.

  3. That’s funny, I’m not on the short list either. Must be an oversight. Our house leans toward clutter, which my daughter’s friends sometimes point out. We’re also one of the only houses in this neighborhood which doesn’t employ a housekeeper. These two facts may be related.

    • Trying to be back, at least! I’m ramping back up to our five days a week schedule. The Kidling is providing the material, so The Mama just needs to get back at it.


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