It’s not so bad.

I once read that the original meaning of the word “slut” referred to a woman who was not so circumspect with her housekeeping (as opposed to certain other parts of her), and I understood.  I am a slut.  Not the slatternly woman type, but the housekeeping type.

I know I am not alone.  My cousin Jennie has confessed to it (I just can’t find her confession right now).  I lived with Jacki, so I know her ways (although she is married and quite reformed), and I am sure you all have a little of it in you.  I have been doing my best to keep that particular personality trait under control, but today?  I found a loaf of foil wrapped pumpkin bread in the “junk” basket on the laundry room counter.  I am pretty sure Andra made it at school around the holidays – and I admit I wondered where it had gone, but then I saw something in foil in the fridge later and figured Phil must have found it.  I guess I figured wrong.

I have to admit, this wasn’t the first time something like this happened, so I didn’t over react.  I once found a dyed easter egg at the bottom of a brown paper bag in Graces room in late summer/early fall.   And there was the time that Andra wouldn’t eat when she was a toddler, but then I found her gnawing on a dried out carrot in her room.  Don’t get me wrong, the old food really does freak me out.  But I guess I have to remind myself that the second you have a kid, you love all control of these things.  They move things, they throw away all your spoons, and they hide food.   Don’t tell me it has never happened to you.   Really, don’t tell me.

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5 Responses to It’s not so bad.

  1. jennie says:

    I wish I could say that things like this have only happened to me rarely, or that they only happened in the past. But just yesterday I saw Martin eating a dinner roll in the basement, the same kind of dinner roll we’d have for dinner two nights before. And we didn’t eat in the basement. When I asked him where he got it, he said that he’d kept it in his truck in case he got hungry.

  2. Aunt Jane says:

    The first picture that came to my mind was that of an old potato eye that had grown so large, it was snaking its way out of my pantry. Guess that old shriveled spud got lost on the bottom shelf somehow!This also brought to mind another “not exactly food” housekeeping story. One day, many years ago, we discovered something growing out of the overflow holes in our bathroom sink. It appeared plant-like and I quickly ripped it out. I was horrified to have it come back again in a couple days. After some serious thought, we determined that the kids had washed their hands in that sink after cleaning the seeds out of pumpkins for Halloween. Obviously, some of those little rascals went down the drain and loved that warm, wet area for growing. Gross, but funny!

  3. donmusical says:

    I know three words

  4. location says:

    How do I subscribe to your blog? I do not see RSS

  5. vmflot says:

    What movie is worth seeing?

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