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. cristen

    February 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    oh, but those lame commentors on the dish are so very entertaining!

  2. ikate

    February 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    There is a huge difference between that photo and the dens of most homes with kids that are full of HUGE plastic toys. Those toys look to be mostly wooden and have some aesthetic to them. So many people have not one, or maybe even two, that can be tucked into the corner but DOZENS. Friends of ours have their entire walk-up/finished attic dedicated to toys. I’m not kidding you to say if it’s as big as the child, plastic and a “toy of the year” at any point in the last 5 years they have it. Bonus is that Maggie can play with all the crap there (and at daycare) so we don’t have to bring it home.

    We have a nice cedar toy chest in our den and if it doesn’t fit in there it doesn’t belong in our house. She has a couple of larger toys in her room, but there is no reason that baby=plastic decor.

    As for cleaning, I’m lazy and let it go until after bedtime. She’s 16 months old and her attention span lasts for putting away 2 toys and that’s fine with me. But I’m also not home with her all day, so I think the trail of toys would get to be if I was.

    Final note: those parent dish commenters are MEAN! I’ve been reading there for about 18 months and all of a sudden they are nasty all the time. You and Linda Lee are two of my fav bloggers and it kills me to read the comments those women leave the both of you. Ugh!

    ..off rant… (sorry)

    Aww thanks, ikate! If it makes you feel any better, those asshat commenters provide my husband and I hours of enjoyment. Seriously, they are CAH-RAZY.

  3. Karen

    February 5, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I lovingly refer to my laptop as Silver Baby. My 22 month old is very jealous when Mommy spends too much time with Silver Baby.

  4. chris

    February 5, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I am always following behind my kids either cleaning up after them or yelling at them to pick up their stuff. I just can’t abide clutter. It makes me hella mental.

  5. Kim

    February 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Okay. Wait. You show that you’re human and live in a house with kid toys that sometimes get all over the place but… but… BUT then you show pictures of your house and well, how the hell do you keep the kid out of all the non-kid stuff? You have a beautiful home, how in the world do you keep it that way? Have you already trained Wito to not touch what isn’t his? I’m so very jealous. Everything has been put out of reach or blocked off in our world and it’s kinda driving me crazy. :) Your clean, well put-together, well-displayed, “adult” home makes me green with envy!

  6. Erin

    February 6, 2008 at 10:59 am

    My home isn’t a den of toddler crap either – at least while the toddler is sleeping! I tend to try to clean up during nap time and after dinner so that the grownups in the house can enjoy their grownup living room. But quite honestly, during waking hours, my living room looks more like a victim of Wito’s handy-work.

    And wow. I thought I was the only one scared away from commenting on ParentDish. Yikes. I read daily but have never commented because, well, yikes!

  7. Lisa

    February 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Ha–I love when I can recognize the same toys like the xylophone as well as the Leap Frog Table (I can hear the different melodies that it plays right now). It’s crazy how quickly everything gets dumped out and strewn from room to room. Funny that you should mention the Parent Dish commenters–they are seriously crazy. I do comment on your blog there, and I am constantly shocked how whacked out some of the people are (even the whole eskimo debacle-geeez)–but, you’re awesome!

  8. OMSH

    February 7, 2008 at 7:26 am

    It really is like some kind of gravitational pool. Even on the eyes. You even lose peripheral! OH MY STINKIN’ HECK…what is UP with that? And then, you look around and you see three kids on the couch with brownies.


    All I had to do was stare and they all moved to the table.
    But really…BROWNIES.

    Wito – keepin’ it real is good – really good, BUT give momma a break. Really, this hair stuff is hard work. I know, I can’t do it.

  9. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    February 7, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Declan hates when I get near my Mac, it has a tractor beam or something.