Friday, May 6, 2011

Reader's Digest-esque Humor

One of my favorite bathroom reads is the Reader's Digest "humor" sections. I have even submitted one or two in my time (*sigh* not published though). So today, wishing to offer up a good laugh, I present for your reading pleasure my own humorous short:

After asking my boys to clean up their room for the um-teenth time, I told them I'd help if they hurried. Of course, I found myself cleaning up on my own.
Well, I'd had enough! Hands on hips, and stern look on face, I declared, "I am NOT the clean-up fairy!"
My boys weren't even phased. My oldest just glared back. "Then why are we the clean-up boys?"

18 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

That's great!

mmshaunakelley said...

That photo could not be any more perfect as an accompanyment to that story!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL. My old 11 yo tells me he's not my slave. Yep, but apparently I'm his. :P

Joanne said...

Well I give you lots of credit, at least you're finding the humor in the situation and laughing as you clean?

Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!

Laurel Garver said...

The picture really makes the story. LOL. I can't tell you how many tidying battles I've had with Hobbit Girl. Holy smokes. But then again, I was a total slob kid and became a neat freak in college. Perhaps it's just a phase.

storyqueen said...

Ooooohhh, love the ginger glare!

R. Garrett Wilson said...

My son has now reached the age where, when the thought occurs to him, he takes things from the already clean section of the room and brings them to me as I'm trying to deal with everything else. My wife, who actually does most of the cleaning, finds this somewhat funnier than I do. Anyhow, what can you expect from a 15 month old?

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh, I love that glare! And snap, your son's quick off the mark. Perhaps you've got a future humor writer there!

MikeS said...

Oooh, I think we have a new nickname for you. The clean-up fairy. I like it.

Chris Phillips said...

As an advocate for children and people who still act like them, I'd just like to point out that he has a valid point.

Julie Jarnagin said...

Lol. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

What a picture. :D

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

lol! That look says it all. I've seen on my kids' faces, too. :)

I'm glad I'm not the only designated clean-up fairy in the world!

Amy

Emy Shin said...

:D Aw, your eldest's so cute; he has a very quick mouth!

Susanne Drazic said...

Definitely an unhappy face.
: )

Happy Mother's Day!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Ha! Gotta love em.

WritingNut said...

Ahaha... ohhh my goodness.. priceless! :) And how adorable!

LTM said...

argh!!! I've even reverted to my mom's old line, "I'm not the maid."

And you know the comeback for that one, right?

Who's that?
"Dunno, but she's not the maid."

pah dum pum.

Happy Mother's Day from (not) the maid~ <3