Sunday, April 20, 2008

The thing about me that makes my mother cringe

I was sitting out here at my desk which is in my office which is in our bedroom, watching Heather and Jon Armstrong's latest TV interview and feeling incredibly jealous that no one from KTUL or heck, even KSNF have called to ask me to be on their morning show to talk about MY blog, when I noticed this noise. I don't like annoying, repetitive noises like clicking, clacking or dinging and after mere seconds I realized that I was going to peel my eyes from the computer screen to find out what the noise was.

Something I dislike even more than repetitive noises is bugs and that's what was making the noise - bugs. While we were unloading the van earlier a couple of hard shelled bugs flew in and decided that the lights on the bedroom ceiling fan would suffice as the moon tonight and they were repeatedly flying into the globes and blades.

So, because I noticed that the precision coating of dust on the ceiling fan blades was in danger I hollered in to the next room, "Paul, honey? There are a couple of bugs out here flying around the light and threatening to disturb the dust on the ceiling fan. Would you come out here and take care of them?"

He was quiet for a moment, then replied, "Sure. I'll take care of the bugs if you'll take care of the dust."

Something I dislike even more than noises and bugs is housework, so I was quiet for a moment before I replied, "You know what? Those little bugs aren't hurting anyone."

5 comments:

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Yeah, I hate it when the dust on the ceiling fans gets disturbed.

Good call.

Sam said...

Repetitive noises = BAD!

MrsCoach said...

Seriously Diva, have you learned nothing from me? Camoflauged ceiling fan blades SHOW NO DUST!!!!! Neither do Camo curtains! Keep up.....

Red Lotus Mama said...

Too funny. I really hate cleaning the fans. I hate house work in general, but I am a neat freak. Go figure!

Dawn said...

Haha, been there too! My hubby and I have decided that we do not have dust bunnies, we have dust elephants. No joke. We don't mean to not clean, we'd just rather spend time with the tots.