Everyone puts their pants on one leg at a time.
Except for the moosh who positions herself just so, then rocket jumps into her pants and generally lands with her face against some sort of upholstered furniture, giggling.
Pants on one leg at at time, piffle. What a crappy way to relate to someone.

  • Today I cleaned my microwave because it looked as though I had cooked a fairly substantial cat in it.
  • This weekend I cleaned poop smears off of my kid and the toilet seat because she’s four and let’s admit it, sometimes wiping can still be a little tricky even for a grownup.
  • Earlier I somehow got fabric softener on my finger during my last load of laundry just before dinner. I later got Snuggle Ultra Fresh in my mouth when I tried to pick out a piece of especially stubborn chicken.
  • Today my period came out of nowhere (okay so I know where it came from) to surprise me a week early with the fact that I’m still in fact, not pregnant.
  • At dinner I cleaned up spilled milk twice in less than three minutes. One time was out of the moosh’s eye and/or nose.
  • This afternoon I had my hand (covered in a hot pink latex glove) shoved up to my elbow in my (broken) outdoor dryer vent digging out mud, rocks, ant traps and a Nerf Ball, circa 1997. While it was snowing. Hard.
  • I was woken up this morning by a four year old knee to my crotch and a four year old head to my jaw.
  • Tomorrow I need to seriously consider scrubbing the applesauce that spilled in the fridge (honestly, what is it with spilled stuff in the fridge? It’s stickier than snot before you have time to blink.) and defurring the furry corner of the bathroom.
  • I vacuumed dead bugs out of all of my light fixtures today.

and finally

  • I spent half the day as a ladybug (with pink sparkly wings!) who wasn’t allowed to talk and was served “bug goo snot” out of a red toy teacup by two little girls, one dressed as Alice in Wonderland, the other dressed as Supergirl.

I say we no longer relate to each other by how we put our pants on, but by the furriness of our furry corners in the bathroom and the number of Nerf Balls in our dryer vents.


  1. I love you, dude.

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  2. Amen to that, Casey!

    ps. Any chance you’ll come unfurrify the corner of MY bathroom?

    pps. Who needs mints when you have Snuggle breath?

    ppps. Sorry about the period. Having it early = sucks. Having it at all = REALLY SUCKS.

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  3. your kid sounds like so much fun. i wish i could hang out with her :]

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  4. please come clean my house. you can use my dyson.

    heather…s last blog post..Numbers

  5. What’s with you and the fabric softener? You have a thing for it don’t you? and why is your comment box sooo small here? It’s like a little tiny postage stamp. AND OH MY GOSH I’m so excited that you are going to Guest tweet for the Mom IT forward #GNO on Twitter! AWESOME!

  6. Is it wrong if *all* of the corners of *all* of your bathrooms are furry? Just wondering…

  7. Just when I was feeling bad about being up so early with a cranky baby, you gave me hope. If you can do all that and live, I can live without sleep THANKS!!

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  8. Yesterday I cleaned up splattered blood from the side of the tub after my daughter blew a raspberry while her mouth was bleeding. So I concur, this stuff is much more relate-able.

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  9. How does the corner of the bathroom get so furry anyway, its like a scientific phenomenon.

    Jens last blog post..jbshaw: @brian_shoemaker jon and kate only had six at once silly, they have 8 total 🙂

  10. Nerf ball in your vent?! Wow.

    You day sounds way more fun than mine. I spent the day learning how to read credit reports. lol

  11. I’ve eaten dish detergent. No, it was not on purpose. Glad you can relate.

  12. Oh, cleaning furry bathrooms would be a good thing for my to do list. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Kristins last blog post..Open Letters (edited)

  13. Isabella totally puts on her pants that way too! haha!

    this is a great post, lady. love.

    alis last blog post..when the cat’s away…

  14. When my roommate and I cleaned out our apartment, we realized we may have several generations of female hair lodged in our sink. Can you relate to that?

  15. I hate refrigerator spills. They are the worst. Also, why do you suppose fridge is spelled with a ‘d’ but there is no ‘d’ in refrigerator? Does that not seem a bit confusing? I would also be interested to know HOW the bugs get in the light fixtures. I mean, if they have an open top I get it, but the worst one for us is the one above the sink that appears to have no place for a bug to enter!

    amandas last blog post..It’s Been Ahwile

  16. I’m not ready to let my 4yo wipe her own but yet. I may need to put the smack down on that rule on my husband.

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  17. I’m with you on the fridge situation. There’s something in mine that is as hard as a rock. I don’t even know how I’ll clean it, so I just don’t. Maybe one night the cleaning fairy will stop by and take care of it for me!

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  18. What about my furry balls?

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  19. I have no nerf balls in my dryer, so I guess I can’t relate. But I CAN enjoy your stories. And I do.

    Camilles last blog post..I’ve Been Avoiding This All My Life…

  20. Mmmmmm … bug goo snot. Was it the el cheapo kind or the gourmet stuff?

  21. I hear you! I’ve had days shockingly similar to yours. Good luck with the fridge goo. That’s beyond science to explain.

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  22. LOL! You had me at cat in a microwave.

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  23. If I had known we were comparing fur from the corners of the bathroom I would have saved that tumbleweed from the other day.

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  24. Merry Maids de-furs me. Can I stil relate though?

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  25. Just wanted to say that I am glad that I am not the only one who occasionally has to skip a day on the picture taking. 🙂

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  26. Applesauce? PFFFFT A package of hamburger got shoved under something in my fridge and forgotten about…until it began to smell and ooze some blood/funk stuff…I think it may have tried to bite me.

    Anissa@hope4peytons last blog post..Mixing things up

  27. Oh good…I’m not alone! Love ya!

  28. I had an “early period” last year about this time.

    Now I have a 3 1/2 month old.

    Don’t rule out implantation bleeding…

  29. You just reminded me I need to clean my microwave.

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  30. My friend Kyle turned up with a black eye the other day…he was leaning over his 4 y/o son when son decided to JUMP into his pants both feet at once. It must be a 4 year old thing.

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  31. Amy in StL says:

    Holy cow, I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one with a furry corner in my bathroom. Srsly, I thought it was just me.

  32. Lisa in TX says:

    Much more… normal? Something.

    Totally off topic… I was watching TV and this commercial came on (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CguJFv2aqQA). I turned to my husband and said “She so reminds me of Casey from mooshinindy.” He replied with “That’s what I was thinking.”

  33. *sigh* You know what bugs me? When new people comment on my blog and then I go visit their blogs and discover that, yep, I love them (even if they’re gorgeous enough to make me want to save up for that nose job…) and then I have to add them to my Google reader and then spend half my evening reading up on past posts instead of watching Days of Our Lives or cleaning the fuzz out of the corners of my own bathrooms. So, thanks for that.

    No, really. Thanks. I can’t wait to read up on everything I’ve missed so far! 🙂

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  34. I just found your blog. Awesome. 🙂 Yeah, the things we do as mothers. But it is so worth it.

  35. I have a kid that throw up A LOT…on himself, the floor, furniture, toys, vase, cushions… anything he can find…including me of course….especially while im relief society and always twice in one hour.
    hear this…NEVER on his dad. 🙁
    So sticky, smelly, stuff? Thats my life…

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  36. Wow- after all that I think you have a much cleaner house than I do. Sounds so much like my life other than that.


  37. I’m pretty sure there’s a dead squirrel in my dryer vent. Additionally, there may be a dead squirrel in the corner of my bathroom.

  38. It’s ok to have a comment.

  39. I got a steam cleaner blaster thingy for the furry corners. And there it sits, right next to the furry corner.

    Sorry about the period. Fingers crossed for you. Always.

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