September 8, 2014

May The Force Fight The Dust

I bought myself a present the other day.  I had wanted one for so long and wondered how I ever did without it!

Do you own a feather duster?  You know, the one with the long retractable handle if your'e lucky to reach up to the high spots and the soft, fluffy part on the end?

Mum had one when I was a kid, but I don't think hers had the retractable handle. I've been fluttering around this week with my new feather duster, cleaning here and there and removing dust, which in the country there's plenty of!

Here's the thing.  My kids have the ability to turn any household item into something in reference to Star Wars.  Or Minecraft. Or some medieval style story. 

Buy a new broom?  Kids break it in half (accidently) and use as swords. 

Buy a fitball?  Son tapes Lego over it and uses it as the Death Star.

Buy a feather duster?  Guess what happens..........

The kids decide to chase around the house tickling each other with the soft fluffy end.  After several warnings to stop or you'll break it and why don't you actually dust something I hear a big snap and then silence.

"Mum, the feather duster is broken".

Another one bites the dust. Pun intended.

Ten minutes later, the feather duster magically reappears taped together with a note explaining that this is the perfect double bladed lightsaber.

Who am I to argue.  They're almost identical.


Blooms on the Hill said...

Had a really good laugh at this post! The fit ball was hilarious. What imaginative children! Really brightened my morning x

Farmers Wifey said...

Well that's right! Imagine me sitting on that, I could have given myself an injury #lego xx

CountryMouse said...

Well there is certainly some imagination at work in your house. I have one of those wool ones, dusters that is, mainly for cleaning the fans.

Farmers Wifey said...

Oh they are great for cleaning the fans! If I can get it away from the kids to actually use it! XX

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

I enjoyed this post Michelle - my kids are prone to this mischief too. Very creative your kids.

Mimsie said...

I had one of those retractable dusters years ago and it disappeared..actually disappeared I know not where so recently I bought another but it's not as good as the original.
I also have one with a short handle but neither of them actually have feathers but are some type of special fluffy stuff.
Fortunately I don't have kiddies to destroy things now but I thought it hilarious the imagination yours have.
P.S. I used to use my old long duster to clean the electric fans but the new one won't touch the dust for some reason. As usual the old things seemed to work better than the modern ones do. Looks like poor Phil will have to be up on the ladder cleaning the fans for me.

River said...

I had one similar, it came in a set of three in different sizes from cheap as Chips. Like yours the handle snapped, I taped it together but it kept bending at the taped point and eventually broke altogether.
I used to get dust out from under the fridge and washing machine with it, as well as behind the dryer and cobwebs up in the corners.

Farmers Wifey said...

My kids find ways to use the most boring household item in glorious battles on the verandah!!!!