The Missing Duster...

Yesterday something comical happened and I wanted to share.

Lil O is known for getting my duster (the hand held swiffer kind) and helping me dust around the house. I had just changed it to a new clean duster and had it sitting in the chair in my bedroom. That is usually where I start my dusting. I was in a CLEANING mood yesterday and had my day planned out. Mopping, vacuuming and dusting every inch of the house. Except the hidden inches, I am not joking on that one.

I went to grab the duster and it was gone. Missing. I knew it had walked away with help. So I yell for Lil O to come in the bedroom and start to interrogate her over the missing duster. She HAD GUILT written all over her 3 year old face. Those big brown eyes didn't look a little innocent. In my mind I am picturing a dark room with a light in her eyes as I say, "I KNOW YOU TOOK IT!!! FESS UP!! WHERE IS IT?". She just smiled and such. She walked around helping me look for it as she would say, "I cannot find it.". I searched all over my bedroom, under the bed, in the closet and even IN her bed. N O T H I N G !!!

So, I brought out the big guns. I called her daddy. TWICE. He didn't answer the first time. I am sure he thought there was a MAJOR emergency with me calling two times in a row. AND THERE WAS! My DUSTER was missing!!!!

Me- YOUR daughter took my duster and now she won't tell me where it is!!! Here talk to her!

I hand the phone to Lil O. She was listening and talking to him. Telling him she couldn't find the duster. Moving her hands around and such. I get the phone back from her to HEAR my husband laughing at my emergency situation.

Me- I KNOW she has it and she won't give it back to me!

Him--LAUGHING!!!!

It's not nice to laugh at an OCD wife on ZOLOFT who is missing her DUSTER!!!!

We get off the phone and I start to backtrack and think about the chair. What was in it? Who has been in my room? Could it have been moved?

BINGO!! I had cleaned out some of my clothes for Goodwill. I had been shopping Sunday at JCP for clothes that didn't have elastic around the waist. You can only wear MATERNITY clothes for soooo long and I have had my fill!! So, I bought clothes on Sunday that zip and snap!!! ha ha It is the little things in life! Anyway, I had bagged the Goodwill things up and took them into the basement. So here I go downstairs with a baby attached to my boob and Lil O in tow because she wanted to help me. I dump the bag out and guess what?

The missing duster was FOUND.

Of course I had to apologize to Lil O for blaming her for it and she just smiled as I kissed her forehead. I promise she had GUILT written all over her face at the beginning. Maybe she has done something that I haven't discovered yet for the guilty face. I hope not. LOL

So, I dusted, vacuumed and mopped. Then made a lovely Mango Salsa. Corn on the cob and cooked some white fish in garlic and olive oil for a TASTY dinner. Then I served these great fruit bowls. I had cut up fresh strawberries and a kiwi. Then added fresh blueberries. This Supermom did it all yesterday! ~insert pleased look here~

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Katie Mae said…
LOL! It is the Zoloft for sure! My OCD is pretty bad too and a missing duster would have sent me into a tail spin!

After 4 hours of yard work yesterday above all else I had done, Ry told me I needed to "slow down and take my time doing stuff" and all I could ask him was, "exactly HOW LONG did you want me to work on the yard dear?"

He laughed... and it wasn't really a funny question! Missing dusters and working in the yard until 2AM just doesn't tickle me! But it does really!!! LOL!

Glad you found the duster. And it's too cute that O still helped you look for it, knowing you thought she had it and knowing she didn't LOL!