Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Shoemaker and the Anti-Elves

Remember The Shoemaker and the Elves? Every night the poor shoemaker and his wife would go to sleep, and every morning they would wake to find his work done--and prosperity building. We don't have elves. We have teenagers.

That means that every morning I wake to find they've been cooking. Dishes everywhere. I have to clean the kitchen, before I can do anything in there, like, say, cook.

And as of yesterday, we also have ants. Because, you know, sealing food up in tupperware or a ziploc bag is for boring, old people who don't have, like, better stuff to do, man. God.

So please IM me, or email me, or call. I shall have my laptop in the kitchen all day, while I eliminate the infestation.

Maybe I'll bake some sacrificial sweet goods, too, so they won't have a need to make their own, come midnight.


Anonymous said...

Urgh! Ants! Little buggers are a bitch to get rid of! Good luck ;o)

ALF said...

Boo for ants!

Cynthia said...

Hmmmm, get rid of the teenagers, get rid of the ants!

; )

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Here if you don't keep things clean you get giant roaches. Actually, sometimes you get them even when you keep things super clean. Like, for instance, when you go out of town and your friend watches your cats but then she calls & cancels on exterminating day because she doesn't know if you empty your cabinets and stuff & then all the apartments around you get exterminated and the roaches run over to your place because it's the only apartment in the complex that wasn't exterminated that day and...what was this post about again?!?!

Oh yeah...sloppy teenage anti-elves. Y'know, it's sort of exasperating to read your blog sometimes & realize I'll still be dealing with these behaviors for years to come! :-0 :-0 :-0 Maybe it's not even worth the nagging...

Anyway, sorry you had ants. Hope they're gone now!!!!!!!!