For mums everywhere!

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden.

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door; he found even bigger mess.

A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, in the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor.

Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel.

She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?'

She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day????

''Yes," was his incredulous reply.

She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.'

Winter is a quiet time for a vineyard-owner, but not for a director-wife. So sometimes when she comes home and asks: What have you been up to today? I simply reply "nothing", whilst sitting on the floor with my little son, amongst all the toys he managed to get into the living room, the girls dancing and singing in their room to some Gangnam-style thing and no food on the stove..... Life's good :-)

You aren't alone. My place is a mess. I've got toys everywhere. My youngest thinks that toilet paper is used for everything and leaves it everywhere. I nearly got killed by a lego on the floor. I kid you not.

Thank you Tracy. That photo reassured me that I'm not alone in the world of messy houses. Not that I clean much anyway (never been a domestic goddess) but I actually threatened Twerp with serious repercussions tonight if I find another bowl left for the bits of cereal to dry into concrete.

I didn't actually comment as I don't think much needs to be said. Remember it's Mothers Day in the UK on March 10th - Mooooonpig dot com, springs to mind.