Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Any Maids Looking for Work?

Combine one five-day weekend, including a trip out of town, with one laptop in need of a tiny repair that the repair folks turn into a much bigger deal. Result? AMusing Mom is all out of internet sorts.

I function very well with routine. Disrupt that routine and I'm honestly lost. I need to have my Monday through Friday "work week" with it's attendant flow of events. I need to have my laptop environment, complete with flexibility to work at the kitchen table while the Uber-Princess plays in the next room. I need my Simpleology to do list and my inbox folders for sorting email. Otherwise my ability to navigate the complex world of cyberspace and even the simple world of my little home just fizzles.

Enough about my virtual absence. Here's a quick story for you to show that my youngest child still deserves the title "Uber-Princess":

Last night, after a round of torturous room cleaning, which precluded having any dessert, she climbed into bed with a bit of grumbling.

Then she turned her round eyes up to me and said, "I wish I had a maid".

"Why?" I asked.

"If I had a maid, then I could just leave my things on the floor and she could put them away".

Who can argue with that? That's my Uber-Princess... And I think I'd like to be the Uber-Queen.

7 musings:

Michelle Gregory said...

i think i'll join you in applying for queen privileges.

L.L. Barkat said...

Love it.

And did you agree? Did you wish for a maid too? :)

A Musing Mom said...

Michelle - tell me how that goes for you. I'm still working on it here.

LL - oh, I agreed wholeheartedly. I've been wishing for a maid since I was her age. Hasn't come true yet for me though.

I did point out the drawback of not finding things where you left them if someone else picks them up.

"How will you find your things?" I asked the Uber-Princess.

She was quick to respond that she'd first teach the maid where everything should go. She's truly got this one all figured out. : )

sarah said...

If only life were that easy, right?!

Lately I have felt like Cinderella who went back to her old job after the ball! haha.

everydayMOM said...

Glad to hear your laptop is back home and on the table where it belongs. Give it a big hug and a kiss. I think it was mad about the iPod touch and couldn't handle the pressure.

A Musing Mom said...

Sarah - oh dear! I didn't think Cinderella was ever supposed to go back.

Everydaymom - watch out! Your laptop may get iTouch envy too. And it's not pretty!

everydayMOM said...

I know... I've been trying to hide the darn thing from the macbook, especially with the iPod's sleek design and overall good looks. But it's such a parasite. It has to use the macbook to power itself. Why didn't Apple anticipate the natural conflict this would create and provide some other power source?