Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Mountain

Have you ever walked around your house and really looked at the floor and shake your head because you can't believe what you find? Personal confession, "I am not the world's best housekeeper. Actually, I hate housework and I only clean when my mom or friends come over for dinner. I'm the neighbor who greets you at the door and then steps outside and closes the door because I don't want you to get a glimpse of what's inside. I have always wanted to be the woman who sees you at the door and grandly invites you in for a cup of coffee and something sweet that I happen to have in the freezer, but I'm not. So anyway...I'm walking around the house and look down at the corner of my entry way closest to the door and there is a perennial mountain of shoes that collect there. The funny thing is that not one of those shoes has a match...not 1! The question I hate almost as much as "What's for dinner?" is "Where's my shoes?" Often we can't answer this question...or the other one...and my children are seen running through the neighborhood without shoes. It's become a little joke in my neighborhood. I've tried to correct this...but no one is willing to comply. It really is not that big of a problem in the summer...but in January here in Chicago, then it's another story. So...for now I will show you the pile so you know I'm not lying. And then go hunt for the other shoes...maybe I'll start at the neighbor's house. I can't get the picture to upload...you'll just have to trust me.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know where some of those shoes are...i'm the neighbor:) guess who flip?

Jen said...

I have a neighbor like that~her kids always come crying into my house with bloody toes from bikes and scooters! :-)

Laura, get a blog already. Anonymous sucks.

JD said...

Guess what I find next to my front door? A plunger LOL!!! My 2 year old thinks it is great fun to walk around the house with it and deposit it near the front door. And in my walk through the house looking at the overwhelming amount of stuff on the floor, I always think "I've got to put the plunger away" and end up doing something else and forgetting about it. I have had friends, strangers, whomever walk in my front door with a used plunger sitting next to it because I've forgotten. I guess I would choose shoes anytime - even mismatched ones:)

tim said...

duck-tape their shoes to their feet

Carol said...

I, too, must confess "I have a shoe problem at my house." And yes, I have left the house without wearing shoes and went all the way to my kid's baseball game. The other parents got a laugh out of it...that's just the way I am! How about if we have a shoe drive for those less fortunate and get rid of some of our frustration at the same time?

one hot momma said...
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one hot momma said...

Carol,
what are you doing up at 5am again! You make me tired,
Hey Jen, I did get a blog, I just can't seem to figure out how to use it! How do you make yours so pretty?!
Oh, and it's almost 9am here the date stamp is wrong, so Carol if you weren't up at 5, sorry...

Carol said...

oooohhh! nice new blog look, Christine!

kkoois said...

you don't even want to know what is piling in the corners of my house...

and i am SO the neighbor who greets you on the porch, also. sometimes i can't even open the door, so i just yell at the visitor from the inside :)

one hot momma said...

Kim,
I think we all should meet! I think you fit right in with our coffee club!
We can all meet on each others porches!
Christine, you're house really isn't as bad as your making it sound! Give yourself some grace girl!
Laura

Carol said...

Christine, I really like this template a lot! It looks really great! So, are you going to be changing frequently, and will I be able to guess your mood depending upon which template you chose?