Thursday, September 21, 2006

So what's a Laundry Faerie?

Fair question.

Once upon a time, my sister and I were discussing the peculiar housekeeping habits of another person we knew -- not that I have much room to talk; I'm a notoriously terrible housekeeper who has to fly around cleaning wildly before anybody comes to visit -- but in any case, we wondered aloud at this person's propensity to drop dirty laundry hither and yon. At the time, one of us -- I honestly can't remember which one -- said, "It's like she expects the laundry fairy to come clean up after her."

I liked that. The way I see it, if we have a Tooth Fairy to gather up lost teeth (not to mention a PMS Fairy to grant some of us cramps and bloating), we ought to have a Laundry Fairy and a Dish Fairy and a Rubbish Fairy to help with the housework. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any of them in order to secure their services, so in the interim I continue to be our household's de facto Laundry Fairy. (Hey, for those who don't actually do the laundry, there does seem to be some sort of magic involved -- as far as they can see, it just goes into the basket and magically reappears, clean and folded, in the drawer. Ergo, Laundry Fairy.) I have amused my husband no end by mincing into the room, picking up the laundry basket, and executing a few pointy kicks and pirouettes before dancing out, all the while singing the Laundry Fairy Song.

And now you know.


Terri /Tinker said...

I would love to know the words and tune to the "Laundry Fairy Song"!

This was a wonderful post - and it appears to be your first. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Laundry Fairy!

Soozcat said...

I'm afraid there isn't much to the Laundry Fairy song, other than "Ohhh, I'm the Laundry Fair-ee! La de da! Do da do!" sung in high-pitched pseudo-operatic tones. Allows for a great deal of variation that way.

Thanks for your kind words.

tlc illustration said...

Hey! A Laundry Fairy blog!!! yippee! Will this be added to enough to justify a link to mine? :-) (You know I love to read anything you deign to write).

Happy SOSFing!

Soozcat said...

Hi, Tara. I honestly don't know yet how often I'll be posting here. Give me a week or so to get up and running and see how things proceed.

I only hope that as the resident Laundry Fairy I can come up with an inspiring SOSF package. (No, I do not plan on sending clean paired socks...)

tlc illustration said...

Clean paired socks! Not a bad fairy gift actually! :-) I also enjoyed your Urban Fairy link. This seems to be very much in the consciousness at the mo.

Wendy Jean said...

I just love this concept and think it's so funny that other people call themselves a laundry fairy too! I actually enjoy doing laundry. Something about the repetative nature of it appeals to me... OH and the HOT clothes outof the dryer. Anyway. I have been struggling to raise my little one so he doesn't grow up thinkingthe laundy fairy will take care of all his laundry needs while he sleeps. I try to save thingsfor him to do. But it would be sooo much easier to play my old role... plus I think I make a cute fairy!