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14 August 2007 @ 09:24 am
Cute Kid Story  

So I spent the better part of yesterday cleaning; it involved a bucket, rubber gloves, and me on my hands and knees.
(Our play today takes place in the master bedroom, wherein Carrie is scrubbing the funk off of the baseboards.  Aaron enters left.)

Aaron.  (Pulls a face)  What're you doing?

Me.  (indignant that he doesn't recognize the act of removing dirt from random surfaces)  I'm cleaning, A.J.

Aaron.  It smells weird.

Me.  (mildly corrects the child) It smells clean.

Aaron.  Well, clean smells weird. (Aaron exits left, to find a part of the house where dirt reigns supreme.  It will be a short walk.)

I don't know whether I should be embarrassed that he doesn't know what the house is supposed to smell like when it's clean, or fall back on the hope that perhaps he just doesn't like the aroma of Murphy's Oil Soap.  Oh, who am I kidding!  Everyone likes the smell of Murphy Oil.  Am a horrible, horrible housekeeper.  *sigh*

Also, shady121 made me this wonderful icon, and heinous LJ won't let me use it, citing that it's too big in .gif format!  I tried to resize it on photobucket and was denied.  Can anyone help?

Awesome, huh?


I feel:: happyhappy
shady121 on August 14th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
I'll resize it! -runs off to do so; smiting LJ all the way-
Carrie Leigh: applausecarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
shady121 on August 15th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/Imagine71/Wizard-of-Oz4.gif. It was either too slow or too fast >< I hope I got it just right.
(Anonymous) on August 14th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Cute kid story
It cracks me up that you tell "cute kid story" in play dialogue but then I have always been your easiest audience.

Luvya, Mom
Carrie Leigh: clown in sewercarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Cute kid story
You are an easy room...
kristibisci: bridgetwrite-By I_Congirlkristibisci on August 14th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
I always look forward to your Cute Kid Stories. Have you thought of writing a sitcom? ;)
Carrie Leigh: daffy robincarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
No, I have enough hobbies! Although that does sound fun...
kristibiscikristibisci on August 15th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'll be your Executive Producer. We'll make millions. ;)
Comic Book Goddess: Draco - Formal Robesrainpuddle13 on August 14th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
God love children.
Carrie Leigh: Dean handcarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, they definitely keep me from getting conceited.
Celina: Hanging Aroundxoxrhapsodyxox on August 14th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hilarious! And it hits close to home... I will never forget the first time we had a maid clean our house. Walking in, the smell of cleanliness,a rather foreign smell at that, hit me straight in the face, making me realize that something had definitely changed. I haven't smelled that aroma in quite awhile though. The maid only comes after my mom has tutored her kids.
Carrie Leigh: It's exhaustingcarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
A maid, a maid, my kingdom for a maid... although, if I did have a maid I would be completely worthless.
Celina: Hanging Aroundxoxrhapsodyxox on August 15th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
I seriously doubt that! Mothers are much more than house cleaners.
dragonsangel68: Housework is evildragonsangel68 on August 14th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
You could also console yourself with the fact that AJ is a typical boy and they simply don't have the genes to recognize clean *grins*
Carrie Leigh: Distracted by the sparklecarrie_leigh on August 15th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
I like it. I think that's what I'll go with.