Friday, December 19, 2008

Domestication of Monkeys

After these little exchanges, I am going back to bed.

Middle Monkey, "Mom, You know what is cool?"
Me, "What?"
Middle Monkey, "At night, I put my clothes in the hamper and in the morning, they are clean and in the dryer."
I think, "Dandy, they believe in a Dirty Clothes Fairy that comes every evening and takes care of the laundry."

Baby Monkey, "Mom, a couple of nights ago, I organized the Christmas presents for you. Yours are in back, mine are in front, Teenage Monkey's are on the left, and Middle Monkey's are on the right. I saved a place for Daddy."
I think, "Wonders never cease. I got just what I needed - a very tidy Christmas tree."

Me to Middle Monkey, "Go brush your teeth."
Middle Monkey after a few minutes, "Somebody stole my toothbrush and I can't brush my teeth."
I think, "Why the hell would somebody steal your toothbrush?"
I say, "You are not going to school without brushing your teeth, that is nasty."
We go find the tooth brush.

Somebody help me....please help me.


  1. Debbi, I have a 50 year old who still thinks there is a laundry fairy; apparently, she comes to work with the food fairy and the housecleaning fairy!

  2. That reminds me, I must put on my wings and grab my magic wand and go load up the washing machine

  3. We have laundry fairies! And dish fairies and a few house elves for good measure. Unfortunately, the whole bunch spends more time complaining about wages, vacation time and work conditions than they do actually doing any cleaning, laundry or dishes!

  4. Hmm, I could use some of those fairies over at my house. Is anyone who can keep the family from cluttering up my neatly organized closets and cabinets?

    I haven't even wrapped any presents yet since the stupid cat will just bite the corners open anyway.

    Son likes to hide his toothbrush in odd places so he can blame Peanut. Luckily I have a bunch of spares laying around. He's not allowed to play ANY video games until all of his "chores" are done. (That includes brushing his teeth. He doesn't seem to "loose" his toothbrush very often anymore.)

  5. Wonders never cease do they? lol Sounds like you have some healthy normal boys there Deb. ;) We're here for you if you need to blow off some steam.

  6. Ok--so my youngest before he graduated college thought I really loved that he brought his laundry home for me to do--go figure!

  7. Sorry for all the snow thoroughout the northeast. It's my daughter's fault.

    Apparently, if you sleep with frozen spoons underneath your pillow, wear your pajamas backwards and do a snow dance before you go to bed, it does cause a snow day. (Remind me to go searching for the spoons later.)

    She wakes up this morning and, of course it's a snow day. Now there is no way I can convince her that the spoons, backward pajamas and dance had nothing to do with it.

  8. Nola, hahahaha.

    Victoria, If I am going to play the part of the laundry fairy, I want wings too.

    Curmudgeon, Too funny.

    Cinj, What is up with these boys and toothbrushes?

    Thanks Racquel.

    Linda, I have been advised to teach them to do their own laundry. I will keep y'all posted on how that works.

    Jim, Oh dear. Did she come up with that by herself or was it some sort of practical joke you tried to pull which backfired?

  9. I wish I were clever enough to say it was a practical joke on her, but her class decided it on their own.

  10. Jim, kids never cease to amaze. hahahaha.