I'm not your bitch, don't hang your shit on me.

Monday, December 07, 2009


Not too long ago, my nieces came over (with my sister) for a visit to my place. They run around the place, they laugh, they screech, they climb over everything. Basically, they're acting like kids.

My sister gives them each a cookie when they're finished their lunch. They snack on them for a bit while sitting/walking around. After a few minutes, I see white flecks on my walnut-stained hardwood floors. They're crumbs. Everywhere. My nieces aren't messy, but the cookies practically fall apart the second you touch them.

I want to take the cookies and put them on plates, but I know my nieces won't use them. So I keep myself busy with other things, like talking to my sister and taking care of lunch.

When they leave, I pull out the vacuum and clean. I go back and forth in the same spots, but the crumbs don't disappear. It feels like I'm doing the same motions for hours. The crumbs are everywhere! I won't even mention the upholstery. It's as if they're embedded in there.

While I'm doing all of this, it hits me: I'm turning into my mother. She's the sort of person who will neurotically clean something for hours even though it's futile. What's the point of trying if it's going to get dirty again? is a thought that crosses my mind on occasion. But, I don't do that and carry on with my cleaning.

Now I know the next time the kids come over, they're not allowed to eat anything.


Blogger Sunshine said...

I got the giggles reading this. :P

December 07, 2009 2:56 am  
Blogger Boyd and Lloyd said...

I bet you're a nice uncle though.

- Lloyd

December 07, 2009 5:12 am  
Anonymous photogreg said...

good plan =)

December 07, 2009 9:39 am  
Blogger A Lewis said...

I'll eat crackers in your bed. And leave crumbs.

December 07, 2009 10:38 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time I'll put them in a bubble you neurotic cleaner.

December 07, 2009 1:48 pm  
Blogger S said...

Ladies and gentlemen, my sister :)

December 07, 2009 2:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure you are their favorite uncle

January 21, 2010 11:09 pm  

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