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Life At The Gulag

Life At The Gulag

December 22, 2005

1) Pour wood furniture polish all over the floor

2) Tell children to put on their socks

3) Make children run and slide all over floor in their stocking feet, thereby polishing it and allowing me free time to eat bon-bons and have a pedicure

4) Realize too late that furniture polish makes the floor REALLY slippery

Indoor Skating

5) Slip and slide throughout the house while singing “Slip sliding away, Slip sliding away…” until realizing just how depressing that song it

6)Tell children the reason it doesn’t hurt when they fall to the ground is because they are closer to the ground and that the extra butt padding that I have is negated by the increased distance to the floor

7) Tell children Santa doesn’t like it when you point out Mom’s excess padding and that they had better do some more chores to make sure they stay on the nice list

Posted by Chris @ 3:01 pm  

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  1. Jodi says:

    OMG! Thanks for the laugh! I really needed that! I can just picture all of you skating around on the floor. :)

  2. judi says:

    thank heavens for child labor! the eldest of our five ( now he is 22 years old) loves to recount the tales of sisiphysian chores he had to perform- like cutting our half acre yard with a push mower when i went on an ecological awareness binge. he says it was like cutting the grass with a pair of spoons. but he is no worse for the wear.

  3. Heather says:

    Great idea for getting things done! Nothing wrong with child labor! ;)

  4. Paisley says:

    Your son looks like he is having so much fun! You are so clever to make chores fun like that.

    When I was little we moved to this house that had a gigantic family room with tile floors. My mom let us roller skate on it until she realized that our rubber stoppers made horrific lines all over. Nice memories (for me,not my mom :) )

  5. ohhmama! says:

    What a fantastic idea!!! I am wishing you all fresh toushies with no bruises :)

  6. Kristen says:

    I guess with seven kids you learn to employ many nifty division of labor tricks! Hope your floors are shiny! :-)

  7. caroline says:

    My dear hubby was helping ready our home for company. Our wood floors … living in the country … dust, dust, dust. Being a guy he did what guys do … attempted to fix the problem. Unfortunately using Pledge on the floors and … the staircase … was not the wisest choice. Thankfully we can laugh about it … now.

  8. nabbalicious says:

    Hahaha, I’ve done that, too! Imagine my shock when I landed flat on my ass after I walked across the floor after cleaning them. Oops.