Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cause for severe embarrassment

Ya'll know I've been working two jobs for a couple of week now, and am pretty much always tired and short on leisure time. That includes housework, which has suffered to some extent, although I do try to keep up appearances.

Yesterday (and, I admit, for at least two days prior to that) I'd noticed the toilet bowl was getting, shall we say, grungy.

To my amazement last night, when I went in to clean it, I found it had already been done! I thought to myself, "Gol-ly! The Teen actually cleaned the toilet without being asked!" This would have been a first in his lifetime.

Today, he and his buddy "Dark" (we are not permitted to call him by his real name, but must use the infinitely cooler nickname) came home for lunch and I happened to mention to Alex that I was happy that he'd taken the initiative in the bathroom. But Alex looked at me oddly and said, "I didn't do it." Then Dark raised his hand.

I really don't know what else I can say on this matter.


Mindy said...

Awww.. Bless Dark's heart! You should adopt him:)

hal said...

Tell Dark to move in, and the Teen to look for an apartment!

lattégirl said...


Chunks said...

I was going to say the same thing. Dark's awesome! Or is he OCD? LOL!

Jeni said...

I'm with everyone else on asking that kid if he's up for adoption! Holy Buckets! Who trained him to do things like that and what was their methodology? To late for me to learn it to use on my kids but there's always the grandchildren who need to learn stuff like that ya know!

lattégirl said...

I am told by a reliable source (my Teen) that Dark is a bit OCD because his x-girlfriend (who recently moved out) is an utter slob who will leave food in the back seat of her car until it grows legs. YUCK!

No wonder the boy is a neat freak.

(I have kept my toilet clean since the day he scrubbed it for us, mind you.)

Sufficiently embarrassed to maintain appearances,