November 7, 2011 @ 6:21 pm | Filed under:

I moved all the chairs into the kitchen so I could scrub the floor under the dinner table. Naturally, this meant that Huck had to climb on those chairs and stand at the counter that is usually so tantalizingly out of his reach. And NATURALLY, this meant he was bound to knock over a cup someone had left half-full on the counter. And naturally it had to land on the sparkling clean floor.

Like putting beads on a string with no knot, isn’t that what Erma Bombeck said about housework?

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  1. sarah says:

    I don’t know whether to laugh or groan.

  2. Jennifer says:

    That quote is so funny. That is exactly what if feels like. (whimper)

  3. Elizabeth K. says:

    One more reason for me not to clean the floor today. . .as if I needed another. 🙂

  4. Karen Edmisten says:

    Oh, I repeated that quote to myself so many times when my kids were little. Ramona still has me chanting it some days: “Stringin’ beads without a knot, stringin’ beads without a knot ….”

    I always remind myself that one day I’ll really miss the people who left the trail of beads. 🙂

  5. Mary says:

    but the fact that it didn’t end with him falling, hitting his head on a heating vent (or other sharp angle) is a win. Ask me how I know! LOL

  6. Mandy says:

    That frequently happens to me with sweeping. I’ll be sweeping to one spot, and the one of the kids will will was through it, completely oblivious to it. sigh…
    Great quote, love Erma…

  7. Mandy says:

    gosh, bad typos. Sorry, that was will “walk” through it.