Thursday, 30 April 2015

I've Run Out Of Bleach

Just as I was building up for the final push of " Operation Dog Snot removal" , the plumbers arrived to play around with our ball cock. To cap it all Chris is working from home and it is pouring down, so muddy foot marks and a sink full of dishes have added to the workload
Not much to complain about in the great scheme of things, but the sons and daughter in law blog readers of a visiting mom in law will understand perfectly where I am coming from.
A clean and tidy home and guest room is respectful and underlines just a tiny bit that you are not a useless son in law!
The plumbers finished their job early. They enjoy coming because Winnie shadows their every movement and blows kisses at them when they lie on the floor to catch up with their plumbing
As she was busy, I got on with cutting the clingons from William's bum.
He hates this ritual , and looked suitably ashamed of himself as he stood on the kitchen table waiting for the  scissors to start cutting! ( I have put in this little snippet of information just for Rachel)


Mother-in-law arrives in five hours..........I may just be finished

42 comments:

  1. It's a sad state of affairs when the klingons are reduced to invading Uranus for lack of something better to do....

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    1. barum bum......good one Dave.

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  2. I am sure you have proven your worth as a son in law many times over. Just blame the mess on Chris.

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  3. I'm just a little bit confused. Which century are you living in exactly?

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  4. At least your ballcock got played with...

    Any mother-in-law would be lucky to have you btw.

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    1. I just snorted diet pepsi on my keyboard!

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    2. Oh yay anne marie, my work here is done!

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    3. I've rather enjoyed this interlude too :)

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    4. I've rather enjoyed this interlude too :)

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    5. I've rather enjoyed this interlude too :)

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    6. Have you,
      Have you,
      Have you

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    7. yes, yes, oh yes

      That's the trouble with posting at Clapham station where the signal wavers.

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  5. I wonder if your Mother-in-law knows the lengths you go to before her arrival? I hope she doesn't find a stray clingon in the dishcloth!

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  6. Remember to take the dog off the kitchen table; mothers-in-law tend to see things differently.

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  7. I would adore having you as a son-in-law. ADORE!
    I, too, sort of live in the 19th century. With electricity.

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  8. Just don't leave any of Winnie's special wiping cloths about ..... And her favourite cushion ..... And hide Chris' slippers of sex .......

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  9. Laughing hard despite flight delays and exhaustion!

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  10. Barring any unforeseen emergencies that is. Fingers crossed.

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  11. sorrel probably knows you pretty damn well by now, john. no worries, mate!

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  12. hahahahahahahahaahha the post and the comments so far quite fabulous !
    Dave Martin and jacquelineand... Oh My Goodness !

    cheers, parsnip

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  13. My house is so bad at tge moment I can't even find the kids!

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  14. My older sister is coming again this weekend; a rare occurrence. She left her wig and is coming back to get it. I told her Teddy the cat was going to kill it and drag it outside and I guess she is worried about it. She wears white gloves and notices any detritus under cushions and couch, in window thingies at the bottom where they open, and on and on. Always asks if the sheets are freshly washed and requests a pie and on and on... I do wonder how we cope sometimes.

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  15. You could have taken the tablecloth off first ;-)

    I hope she doesn't see this picture AFTER she's eaten round the table with you!!

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  16. "Winnie shadows their every movement and blows kisses at them when they lie on the floor to catch up with their plumbing..."

    They are lucky she doesn't hump them (or maybe she does).

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  17. Thank you, John and all. This has amused me no end, pun not intended, whilst waiting for train at clapham. Note I said Clapham

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  18. Thank you, John and all. This has amused me no end, pun not intended, whilst waiting for train at clapham. Note I said Clapham

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    1. I'm tempted to delete but instead vow not to post when at Clapham ever again.

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  19. I can't leave a comment, I'm so scandalized ... or laughing so hard ... one or the other :)

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  20. So you read my comment then. I hope you washed the kitchen scissors when you'd finished. I am sure your readers are in hysterics as usual.

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    1. You sound like tom.......
      Perhaps you both are morphing into one

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    2. I am going to lie down in a darkened room, on my own.

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  21. I shouldn't worry about having William on the table. My Mum came home from work early one day to find my brothers with a motorbike on her kitchen table.

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  22. I think you could definitely charm my mother in law and she's a hard nut to crack!! She was a school teacher and still thinks the whole world is there to be taught something, arghhhhh !!!
    Twiggy x

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  23. We call clingons, Tadlocks or Wafflenuts. Is this a regional thing? Would you like another mother- in- law sending to you? I will happily seal mine in an airtight box and bung her in the post! Mwahahahaha x

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  24. I am grateful to see the kitchen table is covered.

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  25. AlfieDog's cling-ons are staying...I haven't got the time/patience/energy/lower back to deal with that at the moment....plus, I can't be arsed.
    Can I stay at yours? my house is a total numbnuts nightmare with the FW decorating a small room that is taking 2 freakin' weeks, cos I want it done urgently. Hah, 'urgently' what's that when it's at home.
    sigh
    x

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  26. Thanks for this post and to the commenters, too. I Really needed that laugh/snort/chuckle
    kisses to all
    ps I commented before reading the others.

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  27. Poor William....humiliated!

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  28. LOL, at least he stands still for it! Our Scotty has to be held down by one person while the other clips.

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  29. She visits a lot. Good thing you seem to like her.

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  30. Sweet ashamed William :)

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