Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Funny - I'm a Dork!

So I need to say something today. My name is Ambrosia, and I'm a dork! There, now the cat's out of the bag and I can move on to showing you exactly HOW I'm a dork. Or at least one way.

I am absolutely horrible about buying impulse items. You know the cheesy, cheaply made crap up by the registers at big box stores? Oh yeah, that's right. The area where you can find both a snuggly and a sectioned brownie pan. I actually give myself a little pep talk before heading into the store - "You are JUST going to buy things that are on the list today. NO CRAP!" It rarely works. Case in point: 2 days ago, I saw this:

Oh, you know it - the Slipper Genie.  The horribly unattractive slippers you wear that promise to do the cleaning for you.  Now here's why I thought these actually look like a good buy:  We just recently moved into a house with hard wood floors.  I spend SO much time cleaning them because I've got three boys walking around leaving little footprints everywhere!  So I go suckered into buying them.  And wearing them.  And liking them.  At least a little.  They actually did a good job at cleaning up the footprints, but only when I used cleaner (which the slippers tell you not to do).  And they gave my thighs a workout - bonus!  But the BEST part about them?  They looked like so much fun that my kids were fighting about who got the next turn!  (Insert evil mom laughter here.)

My only questions:  Is this child labor?  And will I get in trouble?


  1. If you're a dork than I am too! lol I love stuff liek that. The brownie pan was really hard for me not to buy. My favorite though it the Magic Bullet. Although I think I just like the cheesy infomercial more than the product. :)

    I am saying hi from Friendly Friday Follow. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    Have a great weekend!

    Mary (new follower)

  2. I hate cleaning & I also have lots of hardwood floors (and lots of boys). I would have been a sucker for those too :) Cute post... thanks for sharing.

  3. Haha, that is sooo funny! I've never seen those slippers over here but I kind of like the labour saving idea! You'll just have to go back and buy a pair for each of your boys and get them all to do a room each! :-)

  4. LOL! My mom always lets my boys push the swiffer around when they stay at her house! And my boys love to dust with socks on the hands....I think if they think it's fun, then there is nothing wrong with it at all!

  5. Love the post!!! I'm a new follower! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!!

  6. HEY I got those in pink!! My little girl always BEGS me PLEASE MOMMMMMMY let me clean the floor - she might as well because I haven't even taken them out of the package!! Love your blog, thanks for visiting mine - following you now from Dixie Diva Deals!!
    Bridget(sorry for all the CAPITAL letters and EXCLAMATION POINTS - I get carried away sometimes!)

  7. LOL That is too funny! I'd say let her try them - and then really make a big deal about how fun they are. We may never have dirty floors again! :D

  8. I have so wanted to buy those! We too moved into all hardwood floors and ugh there's always dust, I'm sweeping, swiffering, mopping...ect. I might just have to invest!


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