Mc Skivvy.

They pay people to do this in MacDonalds, they go round sweeping up cold chips and bits of nugget mixed in with whatever else gets dropped on the floor. Little dustpans and brushes on long sticks so you don’t have to bend down.
I got myself one with a pretty pattern on. It was a weak moment and I had my guard down and I bought into the shop’s subliminal message that all household objects have to have a pretty pattern on it.
Maybe someone’s vain attempt to make such a mundane and soul destroying job more aestheticly pleasing. (I would prefer a scene of Dante’s inferno to describe the sentiment I feel when sweeping up mashed boiled egg mixed with peppers and rice and cat hair).

Posted on July 4, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Aw, and no doubt sticky feet from accidentally stepping in something… its always a nightmare when that happens.

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  2. Congrats on the WordPress recognition. I’m excited to discover your work. You’re inspiring. This one cracked me up. I have a child who needs to see this one, and he’s my sketcher, too.

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    • Thank you and welcome. My lot love seeing themselves drawn. Millie is our current artist and Evie is hot on her heels. Gruff is into drawing on himself and sofas. 🙂

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  3. Hahah, and you sweep up dinos too. You are truly great. 😀

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  4. I’m more than just liking this – it resounds in my soul. Am working on persuading the kids that sweeping up their OWN food debris is exciting and glamorous…it’s not going that well…

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    • Funny that isn’t it? I think if you attach a stick with some string and a sweetie on the end of the broom you may have invented a child driven labour device. Most eco friendly…

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  5. Doodleum, your blog is sheer joy to visit. And thanks for visiting mine!

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  6. Easier on the back. Great pic 🙂

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  7. We’ve not long bought a roomba to do the tedious hard work for us. My excuse is that I’m juggling a full time job and a toddler – I don’t have time for housework 😉

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    • And quite right too….is it any good and can your toddler take rides on it?

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      • Fantastic as a make-do option between “proper” hooverings (can’t remember the last time that happened). The only downside is that it misses right in the corners, but otherwise is great. Ours is a reconditioned older model, but you wouldn’t know it.

        Don’t know if it’s suitable for riding, Isabel isn’t great with noisy moving things!

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