Tuesday, 6 October 2009

New evidence that nothing good comes from cleaning.

Imagine the scene.

A young(ish) Mother's first day with all 3 kidlets all by herself.

The 4 year old gets to school, clean, dressed and on time.

The 3 year old gets to nursery, somewhat clean, dressed and on time, albeit reluctantly.

The Mother delights in her efficiency and arrives home with 2 week old baby in tow feeling like maybe life isn't gonna be the chaotic existence she imagined after all.

She gazes at her sleeping baby and glances at her watch. She has time to quickly overhaul the house and get things all shiny clean and super tidy before the baby needs feeding then she can indulge in uninterrupted baby time before the 3 year old needs collecting.

Bliss, yes?

Until the part where the completely excellent Mother falls over who knows what bashing her head and fracturing her shoulder.

And that, friends, is why I'm never cleaning again.

(I wish I had it caught on camera because that tumble would be truly hilarious to watch I am sure, just saying!)

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16 lovely comments:

Lauren W said...

Oh MY!!! I'm so sorry! Ugh... what an awful day! I do agree, though... it is most certainly due to the cleaning. I'll boycott the whole cleaning institution with you! You in? ;)

Anna said...

OH my word! Hope you are alright! I can just imagine the challange of trying to hold a baby let alone feed it with a fractured shoulder!! Poor you!

Barbaloot said...

Yikes! I'm sorry to hear that---I hope you're healing/feeling better.

Mandy said...

Yowza!! I am so sorry that happened. I KNEW i hated cleaning!!! :)

Insomniac Mummy said...


There's a certainly a lesson to be learned there.....;)


Melissa said...

Awww, poor darling! Here's to a speedy recovery!

Jen said...

That sounds really painful! I will avoid cleaning at all costs now. Hope it heals quickly.

jennie w. said...

I could have told you not to bother! I never clean unless I simply can't think of anything better to do.

Hope your shoulder is doing better!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Carol!!! Oh my gosh! How crazy is that? So sorry. Perfect reason to invest in a cleaning service, I'd say. Are you still on the mend?

Saskia said...

OUCH!!!! That sounds horrid Carol! Poor you.

Hope you get better soon xx

Heidi said...

Oh, sweet Carol. How charming of you to try to clean with a newborn. Now the universe has punished you.

I hope you are using this as an excuse to never clean again. I know I would.

Clare said...

i hope you are feeing better soon!

AMY said...

My poor lovely! That's awful, especially with a newborn. I guess you have to let people come in and clean for you and be pampered then eh? And yes, I would love to see the tumble live!

Wendi said...

So glad you proved a point I have been trying to make for years.
I see a cleaning lady in your future!

Krystyn said...

Oh my goodness. I sure hope you are feeling better.

And, I think I will show this around to convey the importance of not cleaning.

Claire said...

I hope you've learned your lesson! ;)