A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Monday, July 11, 2011

I am a Broken Record

Q: What does a suburban mum spend most of her time doing around the house (aside from cooking)?
A: Chasing the kiddies to clean up after themselves.
Q: What does a suburban mum do when she is really, really looking for something to do?

A: She insists the 10 year old remove the growing clutter from her bed so we can get to the sheets.

Well, it's amazing how much stuff can fit into a bed. I had no idea. Very Tardis-like, this bed.
Well... it could be worse... it she could be growing penicillin.
So we went out and got ourselves plastic storage boxes. To find a new home for the plush toys, rubbers, art supplies, all manner of useless knick knacks and general junk.
This suburban mum is imposing a temporary ban on Gomu rubbers. The bed is now strictly a junk-free zone. Squirrelling is forbidden.
It'll be another few years before I'll feel safe about respecting her privacy.

Let's see how long this lasts.
People... people who have older children and more experience than me in this... tell me that the penny drops eventually.
I'm wondering when "eventually" is.
Can't come soon enough.


  1. Wow, you don't change sheets very often?

    I'm also curious about the Gomu rubbers. "Gomu" is "rubber" in Japanese.

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  3. Not as often as I should perhaps.
    But it doesn't take long for stuff to accumlate in beds.

    Gomu rubbers: http://www.gomu.com
    It's all the rage with the kids here.


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