An Important Message From Wito

I noticed yesterday that my mother was braggity bragging about our house not being a “den of kiddie crap”.

You see, my mom likes to keep things tidy. She even wrote about it here. (Although DUDE, mom. I know I’m your muse and all, but could you NOT include me in those posts? Some of those ParentDish commenters are hella mental.)

However, on occasion, my mom’s silver laptop draws her in with the force of a black hole and I can do whatever I want.

Namely this:


So, um, I’m just saying she might want to change that statement or something. In fact, I have a new motto:

Wito: Keepin’ it real in ’08.

Peace to all of you on this Super Tuesday. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE OR MY MOM WILL HUNT YOU DOWN. (Armed with a Dustbuster.)

  1. Kathryn

    February 5, 2008 at 9:26 am

    I’m loving that blue pillow.

  2. kate

    February 5, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Well Wito, all I can say is THANK JEEBUS your mom is human afterall! :)

  3. Swistle

    February 5, 2008 at 8:43 am

    *Whew* Because I was all foot-shuffly after seeing your (1) interior-decorated interior, and then hearing that (2) you didn’t have a den of kiddie crap.

  4. Jen

    February 5, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Cute. Keeping it real, I like it!

  5. Jen

    February 5, 2008 at 9:26 am

    hehe Wito and Maggie must be in cahoots: http://flickr.com/photos/jayesel/2243675682/

  6. slynnro

    February 5, 2008 at 10:10 am

    I’m not a parent, but I am constantly reading about these crazy ParentDish commenters and their harsh judgments. Poor moms!

  7. Marcie

    February 5, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I was going to comment over at Parent Dish but those people scare me!

    My husband and I try really hard to not have kid crap everywhere either. Before our daughter was born, we had cubbyholes built in to our living room specifically for kid toys. No one is allowed to give us a toy that won’t fit in the cubbyhole. Although now our kid is two and she loves baby doll strollers and tricycles, which are not standard size cubbyhole toys, damnit!

    For my own sanity I usually pick up most of her stuff while she’s napping. Then I don’t do it again until bedtime. She’s getting to the age where she can sort of help, although honestly, it’s really more frustrating to watch then helpful. (Can’t she see all those puzzle pieces she missed?!) But we’ve made it part of her bedtime routine, picking up all the toys before she takes a bath, in hopes that someday I can sit back and watch her mop the floors for me…

  8. Natalie 42

    February 5, 2008 at 11:17 am

    For reals. I just read some of those. Can you say bitter? Yeesh. And I still love that chair. I think I’m becoming obsessed with it…

  9. Catherine

    February 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

    My son (15 mos) ALWAYS wants my attention, so I tend to zone out with the tv or computer when he’s quiet. SUCH a bad idea. One time I did this and he found the Pop Tarts. He mushed them up, then got one pouch open. When I found him, there were crumbs EVERYWHERE and chocolate all over his face. It was absolutely hilarious, but I’m usually better about checking up on him now.

    My dad used to give me a hard time about my living room always being messy (Lucas’s toy box is down here), and I tried to tell him that I can clean all day and it’s still a wreck. He finally got fed up and decided to clean up himself, and Lucas was pulling toys out faster than my dad could pick them up. I was like, “In your FACE!!!” Haha. I usually just pick up toys once a day, before I vacuum, and try not to worry about it the rest of the time.

  10. Gretchen

    February 5, 2008 at 11:54 am

    It’s so true what they say:

    Cleaning up while your kids are awake is like shoveling the walk while it’s still snowing.

  11. gorillabuns

    February 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I’m all for keeping it real. Less stress on everyone involved. Unless someone comes over to visit – trash bags come out to play.

  12. andrea

    February 5, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Little bit a neat-nick here as well–is it possible to wear out a vacuum from overuse after just a year? I reluctantly gave up my guest room so it could become the den of disaster–but even now it gets a thorough cleaning twice a day, I just can’t stand clutter.

    I have a hard time reading/commenting on parentdish; those folks are batshit crazy.

    Our tuesday is two weeks away, but my ballot is all filled out and ready to be dropped off. Rock the vote (I just aged myself with that one).

  13. whoorl

    February 5, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    “Bitter with absolutely no sense of humor? Comment here.” should be ParentDish’s tagline.

  14. Angella

    February 5, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    If I posted a photo of my great room right now, you would tear up. It is good to see that your house is *sometimes* a *tiny bit* messy.

    Sorry about the lame commenters. Too bad you could not hire people to leave flaming bags of poop on their doorsteps.


    AWESOME. But don’t worry about me, we have our own fun behind the scenes regarding the commenters. It just about makes up for their generalized shittiness.

  15. Sharri

    February 5, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Oh thank you, Wito, for making me feel normal. I am glad your house is a den of plastic crap (or mostly wood as it seemed) at least SOME of time.

    Lame commenters? We no like dem.