There’s some things that go with being a parent and having a home to tidy that can be classed as one of the great mysteries of the world, and just can’t be explained away.
- Where do all the socks go?! They start off as a pair, then split up and become single. Even if you put the bloomin’ things together into the washing machine, they never, ever come out together.
Is there a sock eating monster sat at the back of the washing machine drum, opening his mouth wide for socky treats?
-Why, why is there always a teaspoon left at the bottom of the washing bowl left when you know full well that there was nothing in there a minute ago?! You had your hand swirling round the bowl, looking for missed cutlery, and there was nothing. NOTHING.
Tip the water out and there’s magically a teaspoon in there. Weird.
- Why, as soon as you put your rubber gloves on to do the washing up, do you get the biggest itch in the universe on the end of your nose?! It was perfectly fine 2 seconds ago. (Happened to me just this morning.)
- Why, when your children have been sound asleep and snoring their little heads off all evening, decide to wake up and start yelling the second your bottom makes contact with the sofa and your favourite programme is about to start?!
They KNOW. They must do. Little blighters.
- Why, when something breaks down, does everything decide to go kaputt at the same time? So far, in the past week, the dishwasher, the tumble drier, and the kettle have all died.
Now the car’s decided to not work and husband broke down on his way to work yesterday, and had to sit there until he was rescued.
If the washing machine decides to break down next, I swear I’m going to have a full on toddler tantrum and fling myself on the floor.
Well, if the kids are allowed to do it…..