Saturday, 28 June 2008

A Mother's Pride

Now you know I'm not the type of person given to pride.

Pride is a sin, and normally I would flee in the opposite direction.

But I just had to tell someone this.

I have worked out that I am the cleverest person in the house.

There. I've said it.

I expect you're wondering how I came by this knowledge aren't you?

Is it because I can quote Shakespeare, or tell you the formula for a quadratic equation?

Oh, no. This has nothing to do with a convent education, nor a first class honours degree (neither of which equip you with any real skills, by the way)

The reason I am the cleverest one in the house is obviously because.............








I'M THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN PUT A NEW TOILET ROLL IN THE HOLDER!!!


Any more exceptionally clever people out there?



26 comments:

Pig in the Kitchen said...

You see, this is why I should have got a first... so i'd be able to put loo rolls back in the holder. Congrats.
Pigx

Casdok said...

I can so believe it! :)

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Me too! I'm the gifted one here - does it take more than average levels of co-ordination or something? M :-)

ciara said...

well not only are you the cleverest, but you are most stylish toilet roll on the holder putter ever! i'm only half clever. LOL

Suburbia said...

Oh yes! I can do that....... but ALSO I can take the empty one off first!! Genius ;-)

bellamocha said...

You're brilliant, there's no doubt about it! You couldn't get my kids to do it too, could you? I'd owe you for ever....
Bella x

Renae said...

Oh, dear. You usually have such excellent taste in fashion. But please, dear friend - DON'T WEAR THAT DRESS IN PUBLIC! People will mistake you for the marshmallow queen . . .

As for being the most clever, we already knew that. :-)

the mother of this lot said...

Well I thought it was a rather fetching shade of green. And...it matches the toilet roll.

scrappysue said...

i'm the cleverest person in my house because i know where EVERYTHING is at any given time...

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

My husband is the clever one - he has to put the toilet paper on for me. I always leave him "stranded" and cause him to do the waddle to the cabinet to get another roll.

Whoops!

Bonnie D. said...

Hello, just discovered your blog through Casdok's. Lovely! I am not by any means the cleverest person in the house when it comes to this, but my hubby actually is believe it or not. He laughs because I can never get past the point of placing the roll atop the roll holder, one of his biggest pet peeves with me!

Amrita said...

that picture is great. Looks like a dress from Elizabeth Taylor 's waerdrobe

Maggie May said...

What!!!!! You wear a party frock to change the toilet roll!!!!!!!!! Is that clever LOL!
Have you noticed men always have the paper on the outside of the roll (nearest to you) and women have the paper hanging at the back, by the wall? (Or am I mistaken?)

Kitty said...

Amazing! Same here! I am also the only one who can pick up wet towels, get lunch boxes out of rucksacks, put dirty school uniform in the laundry basket, or clean shoes.

x

Tina said...

Please will you come & live at my house?

Daryl said...

AND like Ginger Rogers backwards and in heels!

I am amazed that your girls dont do this small but essential task .. at my office where the men out number the women its the WOMAN .. ME! . who always seems to change the toilet paper in the co-ed bathroom.

:-Daryl

Jeni said...

Ya know, of course, that "Great minds think alike," don't you? Well, you and I must have the greatest and best minds on the planet cause like you, I seem to be the only one in the house who can put toilet paper on the roll! Also, I know how to hang wet towels up on the towel bar instead of just throwing them about, willy-nilly, across the radiator or anything else that is handy. I know how to turn the light switches off as well. All of these are apparently really high-level, high iq types of tasks aren't they that no one else can seem to figure out how to perform them! My opinion anyway!

Holy Chaos said...

you are sooooo funny! : )

Jennifer said...

I must be a genius, then. I'm the only one who knows how to put it on RIGHT, with the paper folding OVER, not UNDER. :)

Manic Mother Of Five said...

When you put it like that, I must give Einstein a run for his money!

tootsie said...

Aahhh yes, very annoying. But why does Chef take the loo-roll off the holder when he does a no.2..only to put it on the floor?


Misslionheart♥

Katney said...

Oh, yes. I am so clever, too.

CrazyCath said...

Oh yes! I'm the only one who can do this in our house too! And I'm the only female. Says a lot huh?

I just LOVE that dress you're wearing. Where did you get it? Colour co-ordinated with the loo roll too.

Jennie said...

You are very clever indeed!!!

gemoftheocean said...

I'm the only one who knows enough to FINISH the jug of "whatever" instead of leaving 1/32nd of an inch at the bottom. [These other people are just bone idle lazy.)

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Me. Too. Nuff. Said.