Wednesday, March 16, 2011

So Much for THAT

I could type for hours, listing all the things in this house that are dropped on the floor and left there for someone else (read: Mom) to either pick up or trip over and break their neck. The sad thing is that I don't even care so much about someone tripping and breaking their neck. I'm just sick of looking at it all. Especially the socks. Why on earth must they take off their socks and leave them in the hallway, or bathroom, or entry way, or under the kitchen table?!

This afternoon after arriving home from school, Megan took her shoes off and left them in the hallway entrance.

Several minutes later, I heard someone stumble, then fall, then cry.

I continued on with what I was doing, waiting to hear if the injury was bad enough to come tell me about it.

Apparently it was.

Megan (kinda' crying, a little): Mom, I tripped over my shoes and fell down.

Me: You did?

Megan: Uh huh.

Me: Are you okay?

Megan: I guess so.

Me: So did you learn anything from this experience?

Megan: You mean like don't walk in the hallway?

Me: Or like don't leave your shoes in the middle of the hallway for someone to trip over?!

Megan: No.

Me: Of course not.


  1. I learned that you should pick up the shoes faster so that your children won't fall down. Right?

  2. Gold star for you, Ann-Marie! (And subliminally you may have learned to never go and see why your child is crying. If you do, they're going to think that you're concerned about their well-being, and we all know that motherhood is all about us, not them.)

  3. Oh, this made me laugh out loud! Too cute.
    I had this crazy idea that my child would play with toys on the coffee table or couch or kitchen table, not on the floor. The toys all over the floor drive me nuts! And of course, I pick it up most of the time.
    (I think I found your blog through Pen and View. I look at so many that I lose track. LOL! Anyway, so glad to have found a new blog to add to my list!)

  4. Welcome, Andrea!! I like your idea of restricting toys to tables and couches! Too bad it didn't work. :( I've always wished for a designated play room that you could just shut the door to, but alas, our entire house is the "play room".