Sunday, 6 May 2012

Storytelling Sunday-The only evidence!

Once upon a time......a long time ago......possibly on a whole different planet......there was a little girl who loved playing imaginery games.......she could happily play alone for hours.......with dinosaurs.....and animals....and Little Ponies....and Care Bears.....and super heroes.
Occasionally she played with 'real world' toys like dolls.....and prams.....and tea sets.....and baking sets......and brooms......and even an iron.
Her mother didn't take many photos back then.......her mother should have taken more notice.....and more photos.....because the little girl grew up......and her mantra became 'I understand the concepts of cooking and cleaning and ironing, just not how they apply to me'......and never again did she ever touch one of these type of 'toys'.
So these two photos became the only evidence that she ever had touched such things.....and can bring a smile to the face of anyone who knows her.

Now she just needs to find someone who does understand the concepts of cooking and cleaning and tidying and washing and ironing.....and then she can live happily ever after!!
This is my post for Sian's Storytelling Sunday......read more stories here

37 comments:

Amy said...

Well stranger things have happened ... my sister is married to a man who does ALL OF THE COOKING ... and happily at that! Sheesh, none of that goes on around here!

Jane said...

lol, that sounds like my daughter, but not me of course!!

Mary B said...

She will learn, my daughter never could cook and didn't want to really, meals that go ping were all sufficient but now she will happily plan a whole months meals never once repeating them during that month.

Missus Wookie said...

Princess learned to iron from next door's cleaner when she was also learning to sew (I don't do ironing so we don't own one). The cleaner was appalled...

Margi said...

Oh my goodness, I think she is the long lost sister of my daughter! LOL Krissy found a young man who is an amazing cook and fairly methodical about tidiness, thank goodness! LOL

Sian said...

What a lovely story! It made me look back with a smile to my own attempts at pretend ironing; and - I've just thought - does this mean Little E won't be King of the Hoovers when he grows up after all?

I love it!

Jennie Hart said...

I loathe chores. When I was on maternity leave I loved being a homemaker, but now I work and they absolutely are chores!!

debs14 said...

Ironing should be avoided at all costs. What a good job you got it out of your system while you were still young ;-)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I can so identify! I didn't even play at housework as a child...I like a clean house & neat clothes, but laothe & detest ironing...housework is definitely evil & should be delegated wherever possible! ;D

Kathyk said...

Fab story - soudns just like me!! Great layout too, super papers

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Angelfish said...

Love your 'evidence' LO :o)
I was never much for ironing until I started patchwork, then it became a necessity! My daughter didn't have a toy iron, so maybe there is hope for her.
Fiona x

Ruth said...

Still pretty traditional in this household, but I have plans for The Boy Child!

humel said...

lol! I quite thought you were describing me... ;) Though I don't mind cooking so much, especially if I'm trying out a new recipe. Love the layout!

furrypig said...

well you managed to capture this moment and document it so well on your page, good luck to her finding a domestic god!

Alison said...

This made me laugh Jacky!...Kirsty is good good in the kitchen- but IRONING!..that's just not in her vocbulary at all!
Alison xx

Louise said...

lol -great story and photographic evidence :)

Sabrina S. said...

Hi,
If you have pictures, then it sure happened at least once! Lovely mantra, and I can totally relate to it!
Have a nice Sunday,
Cheers from France

Ifa said...

There are those men who do those things, there's one in this house and I am bringing up my boys to do the same...well so far, they only cook but I am working on it.

pinky said...

I bet you are so glad you took all those photos and they are always such great shots. This page is just beautiful Jacky.

Becky said...

What a great layout! Thanks for sharing :)

Beverly said...

Love the story and the "evidence", fortunately there are men out there like that, hopefully she meets one of them ;)

Cheri said...

too funny! I've managed to cut ironing out of my life by simply refusing to buy clothes that require dry cleaning or ironing! Linen & wool, who needs it???

heart.hearth.home. said...

Clever way to tell the story. The photographs are priceless and make for a lovely layout. Such a pretty dress. Think one of my daughters had one like it. Same daughter married a man who does everything, including the ironing!

catherine said...

What a lovely story Jacky and a fantastic page to capture the photos with
x catherine

Sandra said...

Your story made me laugh out loud ... Just love it

Karen said...

Love today's tale Jackie. I cannot stand housework and only iron what we want on the day we want it!

Melissa said...

Such a cute story - what a great perspective! Perfect title.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Jacky and love the story behind it.
luv
Debby

Denise said...

What a lovely tale! I hate ironing-
and I think the only time my boys handled stuff like that was when they were toys!

Chipper said...

LOL ... good luck with that! Although I will say that my husband is very good. He does his own ironing but I told him from day one that I didn't iron - EVER! And he currently does most of the cooking, but I did have to teach him as his mother never let him set foot in the kitchen. He now loves to cook and we seem to alternate who is cooking depending on the current work schedules. A great story to put to paper.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the embellishments on this page - I'm hoping my kids have picked up these skills by osmosis, as they are awful at doing chores.
Rinda

Gem's Crafts said...

I don't mind the cooking or the washing, but I don't do ironing! And with little one keeping me busy I don't have much time for anything else!

S said...

Well, I'm glad to start my Tuesday off with your tale - because it is ironing day around here. Thanks for sharing - and great layout!

Katiejane said...

That is adorable Jacky, such a heart-warming story. If only digi cameras were around then. Photos are simple treasures.
Katie x

Jimjams said...

LOL this is SO funny - what a great story and page to go with it!

Gail said...

LOL - oh I can so relate - housework - you have to be kidding.

Jo said...

Gorgeous layout and I great, funny story :)