Last night Keelan decided she was going to sleep downstairs on the rug in the living room.
No one knows why and this is good with us.
So she is lying there reading on the rug that was vacuumed two days ago and she announces that she is going to vacuum it if she is going to sleep down here.
I certainly am not going to complain.
So she goes to the broom closet that doubles as a coat closet in the foyer, (Have I ever mentioned that my house was designed by a man?), and stands there for a minute looking in. She then reaches in and grabs something and pulls it out.
HalfAsstic Daughter: “Is this the vacuum?”
Me… dying laughing and a tad distressed at the question, “YES!” I mean how bad is THAT? Of course it’s not the upstairs vacuum and it is also in there with a steam mop and carpet sweeper but, DAY-UM! “IS THIS THE VACUUM?” is NOT something you want to hear your 18 year old daughter ask you.
So shoving the feelings of inadequate parenting aside, I ribbed her unmercifully for a moment or two and she giggled good naturedly.
She also picked up her cell phone immediately and began texting what had happened to J, her new boyfriend. I told her not to let him know she can’t identify a vacuum cleaner and she promptly replied, “As long as HE knows what a vacuum looks like, we’re golden.”
I take it he will be doing the vacuuming in her daydreams of the future.
Comment by Ree on November 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm
Just don’t ask her what he’s wearing while he’s vacuuming…you won’t want to know WHAT she’s daydreaming about.
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Comment by noe noe girl on November 12, 2009 at 5:29 pm
OMG!!! I need a pretend!
Comment by Jean M on November 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Ok am I totally losing my mind or having de je vu, but didn’t something very similar to this happen recently? Like she identified a mop or something? Tis funny just the same.
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Comment by Sabrina on November 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm
She sounds like me until I was forced into domesticity. I just made that word up.
Comment by Hyphen Mama on November 12, 2009 at 7:52 pm
Hey, at least she didn’t vacuum with the steam cleaner! She gets points for that.
But, um… sleeping on the rug on the floor? Hmmmmmm.
.-= Hyphen Mama´s last blog ..Morsels and Crumbs…. =-.
Comment by Alex on November 12, 2009 at 8:01 pm
Just stumbled upon your blog and started reading it thinking your daughter was…oh…maybe 6. But 18! Ha ha ha.
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Comment by Chief on November 13, 2009 at 1:41 am
I bet you are so proud of your work wit her over the past 18 years. congrats on being truly halfassed
.-= Chief´s last blog ..EWWW! Something smells like buttcrack =-.
Comment by witchypoo on November 13, 2009 at 7:31 am
Yep, she has the right idea. If you tell a man it makes you hot to see him doing domestic chores, he will do them. Word.
Comment by big hair envy on November 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm
There is NOTHING sexier than a man running a vacuum cleaner. Unless, of course, it’s a man cleaning the toilet.
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Comment by Kori on November 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm
I want whatever man witchypoo has. Just sayin.
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Comment by Rose ~ RedNeckWitch on November 14, 2009 at 10:01 am
This was so adorable, then I read she’s 18. I blurted out laughing!
I’m going to hang with the theory that the confusion was that the steam mop, and the sweeper. 🙂
Comment by Nan on November 14, 2009 at 10:16 am
She’s on her way to great success, that girl!
.-= Nan´s last blog ..Stylish Hat Wows Cyclists! =-.
Comment by warriorwitch on November 14, 2009 at 4:13 pm
i am a servant of 3 cats – I know what the vac looks like.
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Comment by Marylin on November 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm
Hehe aww bless her! I hope her J lives up to those daydreams! 😉
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Comment by Melissa on November 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm
I thought the story was pretty cute until you said your daughter was 18 HAHAH!!! Geesh, someone had an easy childhood lol. And let her in on the secret that guys know what a laundry basket and toilet look like too, doesn’t mean they know how to properly use one! lol.
Although, I didn’t know how to iron until a couple years ago.. so we all have our thing.
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Not My Favorite Time Of Year =-.
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