Monday, May 12, 2008

Mothers' Day card/ cleaning fairy

I have a saying which I use frequently with my children. It is: "Hey, the cleaning fairy doesn't live here. Pick up your stuff." Sometimes we even have entire conversations along the same lines.

Child: I don't want to do the dishes.
Me: Well, neither do I, but the cleaning fairy stopped making rounds at our house.
Repeat both responses indefinitely.

So a while ago my daughter drew a picture of the cleaning fairy. I added the phrase, "Where is the" to the top and taped it to the kitchen wall.
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Since then, my daughter has been trying to convince me that I am indeed the cleaning fairy. Here are two more of her drawings.
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Here you see I also have antennas and tiny wings--apparently my fairy status is similar to a lady bug.

Anyway, so here was my dear daughter's picture on the back of my Mothers' Day card. I think she was making the point that I'm angelic (so true). Photobucket
As you may have noticed, I'm ascending to heaven with a Windex bottle in hand. Apparently I don't get to stop cleaning even when I die. See, it really does never end. I figured as much.

10 comments:

Asenath said...

I love her drawings. Tell her to draw me clever things ok?

Annette Lyon said...

Windex in heaven? Hmmm. If that's the case, I'm not sure I'd want to go there . . .

I love the cleaning fairy concept. I may have to start using that phrase around my house. :)

tenacious d said...

Does that say "crazy house" on the structure at the bottom of the page?

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I thought the house said Crazy House too. Kind of describes where I live. I'll have to try the cleaning fairy line. If you ever meet the real cleaning fairy, please send her my way.

The Golfing Librarian said...

I have a Cleaning Fairy! She's almost 13 yrs old and it take about 4 times longer to get her to clean than if I had just done it myself!

Lillian Syville said...

I sometimes try to get my brothers to help me secretly clean the house as a suprise. I don't know if it's becuase they're boys, because their nine and seven, or because their just to busy with video games, but for some reason they never seem to see my point. No wonder our house is a mess.

Janette Rallison said...

But that is so nice for you to want to surprise your parents. I wish my kids would do that . . .

Melinda said...

Windex in heaven would be my idea of H@!!

Please, no!

Those are very cute drawings.

Janette Rallison said...

Actually, I refuse to believe there is Windex in heaven. Chocolate, yes, but no cleaing supplies. That is why it is heaven. Things stay clean.

Julie Wright said...

That is HILARIOUS!!! You have such great kids. I just went and looked at my kitchen. Yep. It's true . . . no cleaning fairy here either.