My family has developed a strange disease that I’m not sure how to cure. Its technical name is ‘ walk-in-the-house-and-drop-everything-wherever-you-want-itis’. I’m not sure how that translates into Latin.
Just as a warning to my blogging friends I thought I would point out some of the symptoms so that you can watch for it in your own abode.
The first symptom is a messy house. Everything is everywhere and nothing is where it belongs.
The second symptom is that no one can find anything, and often children will accuse another family member of stealing, taking or moving some of their things. When this symptom goes to the extreme it can result in tears, temper tantrums and severe melt-downs.
The third symptom is that the door to EVERY room becomes blocked with
crap stuff. Stuff that has just been dropped there and then left to, oh I don’t know – rot maybe? Be eaten by the cat? Or (shudder) be picked up and put away by the maid Mom?
The final symptom, and perhaps the most scary, is that the female parental unit’s (in some cases I understand it could be the male’s) face suddenly turns purple, steam starts to come out of their ears and then the yelling starts. At this stage the children will usually scatter to the far corners of the house, only to emerge much later to quietly put a few things away. They won’t tidy up EVERYTHING but just enough to calm the purple parent down to a more attractive shade of red and reduce the yelling to muttering.
I’m finding that this disease keeps reoccurring at my house with alarming frequency.
Anyone know of a vaccine? A purple face is not my best look.