Truly, I’m not. I know it come as a shock, but sometimes my brain doesn’t work quite the way I’d hope that it would.
Take this afternoon for example. I had the new PTO coming to my house for a get together (yay!), so of course I was doing some cleaning and straightening up. You know the drill. That’s why I was cleaning the cracks between the leaves in the kitchen table. Because that’s the priority when company is coming over in two hours and I’ve yet to make the munchies I’d promised.
Anyway, I was cleaning the crevices – a chore that I now do on a fairly regular basis – thinking about how this falls into the list of jobs I never thought I’d be doing. I was trying to figure out how I could turn this into a blog post (because, you know, this is where the mind wanders when trying not to be grossed out by the gunk that has made it stuck solidly onto the sides of the leaf. In fact, I think the wee ones owe me a manicure after this one. Be grateful there are no pictures.
As I debated the merits of a top ten list of jobs I’d never thought I’d be doing, I realized that I had already covered #2 wiping other people’s bottoms earlier this week.
I sighed and continued scrubbing. I noticed that there were far more crumbs on the side where Mister Man sat than where my husband did. At least with Little Miss sitting at the head of the table, her crumbs stayed on the surface, which is so much easier to clean.
Finally, it dawned on me. Mister Man sits on the side of the table. Where he has cracks for leaves to his right and to his left. Where he can so easily make a mess.
He now sits at the foot of the table, and my husband and I sit near the leaves. I’m a little embarrassed that it’s taken me a good three years to figure that one out.
OH! And for all you nice people who liked the banana boat idea I had on Tuesday, Laura at Hey, What’s For Dinner, Mom? has a picture of it posted for her Best Food/Foodie Foto contest this week. Can you please take a quick moment and go vote for me? I could really use some chocolate this week. Pretty please?