Thanks Mum

I spent six hours cleaning Misterpants’ bedroom yesterday. To say that it was an unholy pit is a bit of an understatement. His floor was a covering of books, old clothes, and paper instead of the wool carpet I know is in there. Even the fish tank got a cleaning, good because the fish that was in it got flushed so long ago I don’t want to admit when it happened. Even now I still have a box of assorted toys and crap that need to find their rightful homes. As I sit here writing I can hear him in there tearing through the trundle of wood train parts and I want to cry.

In the middle of it all I had a sudden appreciation for my Mum, the woman who would wait till we were at school and then tear our rooms apart. I’d arrive home and everything would be in its proper place. Then I’d spend the next week bitching about the invasion of privacy and how I couldn’t find anything (yes, even at six years old). But now I know why she did it. Thanks Mum, for all the hard work. I may not of understood your need to do it when but I do now.

3 Responses to “Thanks Mum”


  1. 1 Tamara

    I don’t think I ever truly appreciated what my mom did for me until I became a mom myself and not a day goes by that I don’t stop for a moment in the middle of all my chaos with three boys and thank her for raising 3 of us alone and putting up with all our bs!

  2. 2 Heidi

    I thank my mom frequently these days, in my head if not in person (being thousands of miles away kinda screws with the instant satisfaction that way).

    God only knows how she managed three of us. I want to kill mine and I only have one of him.

  3. 3 Heidi

    I hear you too. I often thank my mom for all she did and I even tell her she should have made us help out more. She did it ALL and shouldn’t have had to. I’ll definitely be making my kids help out more and I hope they’ll thank me when THEY finally have kids. I know my mom always told me that I wouldn’t understand just how much she loves us until I had my own and it’s really true. Only NOW do I understand how much she loves us.

    As for the cleaning….I’m dreading going into the playroom and doing yet ANOTHER major clean. :::sigh::::

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