8 hours ago
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Odd Goings-On Under the Stove
You learn interesting things when on a cleaning spree, at least in this house. For instance, I just learned...
...that our resident mouse did not, in fact decide to vacation in Bora Bora this year, but has retired to a quiet life under the oven drawer.
...that we actually have five dogs...one is very flat, eats dust bunnies, and stays under the stove. (When we joke about the dogs shedding enough to create another one, well...let's just say the joke's on us).
...that my son's desert camo action figure has had enough of combat against puppies, Matchbox cars, and ants, and decided to commit death by chocolate bar.
...that I missed out on said chocolate bar, which apparently snuck under the stove around Halloween, before meeting its GI Joe demise.
...that the afore-mentioned Matchbox cars have been holding demolition derbies without proper permits. They were served papers and sent to the impound (also known as my son's room).
...that dust bunnies are appropriately named, because they do in fact breed like rabbits. Didn't I just clean under here?
...that even Super Mommy can't identify all of the myriad pieces of colorful plastic that have managed to sneak into cracks and crevices between the stove and the cabinets.
...that the disappearing knife or spoon trick really was just the black hole's way of feeding itself. There goes the magic in that one!
...that my darling daughter was right...it's not always her fault. (That, or the spiders actually walked off with her pony-tail holders, the jury is still out).
Now I'm a little afraid to clean behind and under the fridge...who knows what lurks there?