Hair-Knitting Fairies, Lip-Eating Bugs…and Dull Paring Knives

What do all of these have in common. Not a thing. Just more of the weird, sometimes annoying stuff that plagues my life.

Let’s tackle the dull paring knives first. I have three. I also have a favorite, and use it all the time. Since I peel potatoes quickly and efficiently, it’s usually my job. But when we have a pot luck supper, and a ten-pound bag of spuds is sitting there waiting to be disrobed, my daughter gets volunteered into helping.

Saturday she is half a potato into the job, and starts saying she would rather use a steak knife. Sigh. I trade knives…and it’s like what the heck! Has someone been trying to cut wood for the October bonfire with this? So I send her for the other one…which is just as bad. Naturally, being a world-class procrastinator, I’ve put off getting the food ready until the last minute, and so being the one who will get it done the fastest, I wind up peeling every potato in the bag – with the knife that actually works. I’m surprised I can even type today. (of course if I’d ever use one of the other knives, I’d have known in time to replace them)

Hair-knitting fairies? Bet you’ve never heard of those, have you? That’s because they reside under my pillow. And they wait patiently for the nights I forget to braid my hair. I woke up one morning last week with several strands knotted into a bow. Just a tiny one, but it was actually pretty cool. After I yanked it out, I showed it to my daughter, then put it on my desk. She looked at me like I was nuts and asked, “You’re keeping that?”

Well sure. Maybe not forever, but this is the first time the fairies have put me through hair brushing hell and I actually got something other than a headache out of it.

Lip-eating bugs? Apparently those live in my son’s room.

First I should mention that he’s seriously into anything zombie, so I blame that for the fact that I was short about two hours sleep for the potato peeling marathon and pot luck on Saturday.

After getting nowhere near enough sleep (a whopping three hours to be exact), CJ came running into my room…in full panic mode.

“Mom! Mom! There was a bug in my mouth, and I think it was eating my lip!” (three hours is really not enough sleep for sh stuff like this)

He then pulls his lip back over his nose. Okay, maybe not quite that far.  My eyes just seriously don’t want to focus on anything when they haven’t been closed long enough, so it may have been an optical illusion.

Anyway, after lying awake for too long giggling about it, I did doze off for a couple more hours.

Rest assured that no bug snacked on CJ’s lip during the night, although he is still 100% convinced that one tried. I, on the other hand, am 99% sure that a moth (as in moths eat fabric, therefore moths must eat lips) landed on his lip and woke him up. I’d also bet that he was dreaming about zombies.

So… That’s how my weekend went. How was yours? 🙂

And finally…


A few weeks ago, WordPress started treating me like a visitor to my own blog. I have to choose an identity to respond to comments, then I get notifications that I posted those responses (like it’s afraid I’ll forget…), and it’s just really annoying. I didn’t change anything in the settings…but I’d like to know WHAT I can change back to make it stop. No, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not going to affect world peace, or the finding of cures for diseases…but it may keep my bottle of water from sailing through the monitor. So if anyone has any suggestions, thanks! I’ve looked and can’t find anything.  🙂

Since Tameri asked, here’s a picture of the bow the fairies left in my hair. It’s not as big as it looks (I used the zoom feature), but it was still big enough that my brush couldn’t do a thing with it.
Technically it has three loops. If there had been a fourth, I might have considered using it as a gift-wrapping accessory.  🙂

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15 Responses to Hair-Knitting Fairies, Lip-Eating Bugs…and Dull Paring Knives

  1. Sandra says:

    First of all, very cute hair bow, and a definite gift adornment! Second of all, I think we have the same kid. Mine totally would think bugs were eating his lips…I can’t be sure they aren’t from the shape his room is in, but I’m hoping there isn’t anything in there that can ingest half his mouth.

    • Hi, Sandra…nice to meet you! And thank you very much. I was extremely impressed with my bow. 🙂

      Oh, it is so good to know that my son is not the only one…and maybe they are the same kid. I’m scared to even look in CJ’s room, much less walk through the disaster zone. Here’s hoping to small, non-lip eating bugs in both of their rooms. And here’s hoping they both clean their rooms sometime during the next decade. 😉

  2. The hair-knitting fairies love to pay me a visit if I ride my motorcycle – they must not like Harleys LOL. But otherwise they don’t bother me too much, which is surprising, given that my hair’s almost waist-length. Mostly, I have trash-leaving-out fairies in my house, which look suspiciously like my husband… hmmm. Hope today’s better!

    • Motorcycle-riding hair fairies… Sneaky little buggers, aren’t they? And here I thought I was the only one who had the dubious pleasure of their company. I remember what it was like to have waist length hair, though mine was a little longer than that. About five years ago, I had it cut to…(close your eyes, any guys who are reading this)…where my bra hits on my back, hoping to limit the fairies fun, but they’re still going strong.

      I have ONE trash fairy, who strongly resembles a 15 pound cat named Sam. 🙂

  3. Debra Kristi says:

    Those silly fairies! They never mess with my hair. Maybe they’re afraid of my house – cause of the ghost and demon daughter and all. JK. 😉 Now I have an insane kitty. That will keep them away, for sure!

    WordPress did that to me a while back. It was odd and irritating. Then one day it just stopped. I figured it was something they had changed and it was happening to everyone. I never thought to mention it. Huh.

    • LOL! Don’t hold your breath on the insane kitty keeping them away. I live in a zoo…and the fairies just laugh at them. ;D

      Hmm. Hopefully WP fixes whatever it is, because this has been going on for a month or more. I should probably just ignore it…but I want it to go away! 🙂

  4. Kristy, you are so funny! I intentionally peel potatoes slow so I never get asked. Learned that one when I was eight. Did you take a picture of the faerie bow? I’d love to see their work. I always sleep with my hair in a tie, so they can’t get to my hair, but maybe now I’ll leave it down. How fun!

    What’s up with WP? So strange. Hope that gets fixed soon. Have a fabulous week!

    • Thanks! 🙂 I wish I could get away with that, but it’s just easier to do it myself (for normal suppers). And I just did get a picture of the bow. I’d have done it the other day except one of the fairies (who has an amazing resemblance to my DAUGHTER) hid the camera. It was only after threatening to set off a few smoke bombs that they gave it up tonight. 🙂

      Yeah, it would be nice if I could figure out the WP thing.

  5. mj monaghan says:

    Hey KK, are you not using a potato peeler? I’m even leaving you the info straight out of
    OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler
    by OXO
    Price: $8.99
    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

    I’m a potato-peeling fool with one of those bad boys!

    To your WP debacle, are you logged in as Admin user or another user (such as yourself)? That’s interesting.

    • I have a potato peeler, but I learned from my mother, and she used paring knives. Should have volunteered you to peel that 10 pounds on Saturday. 🙂

      Sigh. I just checked. I’m logged in as the administrator, and I still can’t figure out what’s changed. Guess I’ll have to bite the bullet and email tech support. Yuck. Thanks for the suggestion thought. I hadn’t thought to check for that. 🙂

  6. Hmm… Have you tried logging out of WordPress then logging in again via the WordPress main site? That worked for a friend of mine. Good luck!

    PS Lip-eating bugs…BLECH!

  7. Lol Kristy! Out of all of that I think the lip eating bug was the best. I hope you are able to catch up on some sleep soon.

    • Hey, Shineka! That was my favorite part, too. It was funny, but right after I published this post, CJ came out here, screwed his lips up, and asked (like he had a mouthful of marbles), if his lip looked any better. Truthfully, I never noticed that it looked different. Paranoid kid, lol.

      Sleep? Yeah, I’ve heard that word at some point in my life. I may have to Google it… LOL…yeah, I’m trying to catch up, but that never really works out the way I plan. I’ve had about 15 hours sleep since I woke up Friday morning…so odds are good I’m taking a nap this afternoon. 🙂

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