Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A fairy tale

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who never, ever picked up after herself. She dropped anything and everything wherever she felt it necessary, which ended up being anywhere and everywhere. She was young, and her family, naive as they were, felt she was too young to have chores, and generally would pick up after her.

One day, the little girl was asked to clean up a mess on the table after she had eaten a snack.

"but," she replied. "That's Grandma's job, that's not my job!"

Thus ended her era of never having to lift a finger. The family is now considered a bunch of slave drivers, who are ruthless and do horrible things such as request food to be put away, and require her to follow through when she commits to doing something.

Many years later, she appreciated her parents and what they had done for her.

The end.

I imagine "many years" is roughly equal to about 30 or 40 but fairy tales rarely cover that span of time.


  1. Love it!! This made me giggle and smile. And I bet it will be appreciated MUCH sooner...like 25 years max! :)

    1. I hope so...it's still a big struggle to have her pick up after herself!

  2. So the little girl was you? Are you better about cleaning, because I really, really am not.

    Glad you had such a loving and caring family.

    1. Hahaha no, it's kiddo. Though, I am terrible about cleaning in general, I do clean up after myself in most things (like dishes, big issue with her).


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