Purplegerberas's Blog

A rambling collection of my thoughts about life, my children and crafty things

Do you believe in fairies?

on March 21, 2011

The majority of the work in our house is done by a fairy. She works unnoticed doing all the household things that need doing. Our fairy moonlights though. She works full-time as a nurse and was recently promoted to a nurse manager role. She’s struggling a little bit with work and finding it hard to get everything done around the house.

I wonder how she does it – doing two full-time jobs at the same time. She worries though that she isn’t doing a particularly good job at either and she’d like to be able to concentrate fully on one to really make a good go at it. Tonight she’s particularly struggled – a long day at work and then came round to us. She occasionally gets offers of assistance that don’t actually come to anything. Washing up in particular – “Leave that, I’ll do it later” usually means the washing up will sit there for two days.

Tonight she was praying for that little voice to say “Anything I can do?” as a prompt response had already been mentally prepared –

  • cook the dinner
  • do the washing up
  • order the online shop for Friday
  • sort out the house insurance
  • cancel the car breakdown cover
  • pay the nursery bill
  • put a load of washing on
  • sort out the nappies that were washed yesterday
  • sort out the kids bags for nursery tomorrow

I guess you could say it was the fairy’s fault for not asking for help but you see she did. It was met with a ‘do I have to?’ and ‘but I don’t like it.’ Apparently walking 2 minutes to the chip shop to save cooking dinner was asking a little too much.

I’m worrying the fairy is getting a bit fed up and feeling undervalued. She is debating contacting her union for further advice.  I wonder how quickly her absence would be noticed if she stopped visiting for a few weeks.

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