Friday, September 29, 2006

It is Cleaning Day Friday

So tonight at 10:40 p.m. wife.imp and I are sitting in front of the Educational Death Ray (otherwise known as our t.v.) waiting for the internet connection to work when we hear water running in the kitchen.

So, being the worn out adults we actually are, I holler at the phantom noises:
'girl.imp'? - no answer
'boy.imp'? - not answer

I check out wife.imp (who ignores me, obviously thinking 'if I don't make eye contact he will have to go up and check out what the imps are doing to my kitchen...if I don't make eye contact...)

She did not make eye contact. I went upstairs to see what the imps were doing in her kitchen.

boy.imp was standing on the kitchen stool, washing the dirty dish and empty yogurt cup! The only thing he was missing was--the sink.

Yes, b.imp was soaked. Water up to his shoulders. Water running off of the countertop. Water pooling across the floor.

He COULD NOT have been any happier at that moment. Dishes at 'midnight' just tickled his fancy!

So after putting him back in bed, listening to him wail, we brought him downstairs where he decided that the pile of neatly folded laundry needed his 'special' touch!

It was then wife.imp decided that b.imp needed to go back to bed! Stay up late crying? No problem! Flood her kitchen late at night? No Problem! Mess with her folded laundry? WE WILL HAVE ISSUES!!

I however kept my eyes down and thought '...if I don't make eye contact...'


Waya said...

OMG! I'm cracking up b/c that's what I do too. If I don't turn around, my hubbie won't even know I'm in the room. Too funny!! There should be a book with these little tricks for new parents, don't you think?!

Anonymous said...

NEVER mess around with a woman's laundry!! And always avoid eye-contact with disgruntled women, too. Words of wisdom to live by!

dennis said...

betty: I also did this when it came time to change boy.imp's diaper and give him a bath tonight. However I did the dishes instead! (sorry babe but the imp DID stink)

rebecca: Amen Sister!!