Mothers’ Day card/ cleaning fairy

I have a saying which I use frequently with my children. It is: “Hey, the cleaning fairy doesn’t live here. Pick up your stuff.” Sometimes we even have entire conversations along the same lines.

Child: I don’t want to do the dishes.
Me: Well, neither do I, but the cleaning fairy stopped making rounds at our house.
Repeat both responses indefinitely.

So a while ago my daughter drew a picture of the cleaning fairy. I added the phrase, “Where is the” to the top and taped it to the kitchen wall.

Since then, my daughter has been trying to convince me that I am indeed the cleaning fairy. Here are two more of her drawings.

Here you see I also have antennas and tiny wings–apparently my fairy status is similar to a lady bug.

Anyway, so here was my dear daughter’s picture on the back of my Mothers’ Day card. I think she was making the point that I’m angelic (so true). Photobucket
As you may have noticed, I’m ascending to heaven with a Windex bottle in hand. Apparently I don’t get to stop cleaning even when I die. See, it really does never end. I figured as much.


Mothers’ Day card/ cleaning fairy — 10 Comments

  1. Windex in heaven? Hmmm. If that’s the case, I’m not sure I’d want to go there . . .

    I love the cleaning fairy concept. I may have to start using that phrase around my house. 🙂

  2. I sometimes try to get my brothers to help me secretly clean the house as a suprise. I don’t know if it’s becuase they’re boys, because their nine and seven, or because their just to busy with video games, but for some reason they never seem to see my point. No wonder our house is a mess.

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