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Some may say I am a "Stay at home Mom," but that is not even close. I am Eric's Wife. I have exhilarating strokes of genius, followed almost immediately by paralyzing pangs of self doubt and, for whatever reason, here is where I blog about it - warts and all. I serve a merciful God with a clumsy hand and at the end of each day I go to sleep thankful to be His servant and Eric's wife.

Top Ten List: The Ninja Homemaker

April 7, 2008

The Ninja Homemaker is the character I play (I play characters in my head) when I am doing all the anonymous chores a homemaker does. Ninja Homemaker is swift in her work and is never or rarely thanked because Ninja Homemaker is never or rarely seen doing these chores and cannot therefore be given credit.

Top Ten Areas Conquered by the Ninja Homemaker

10.) There was a grape juice spill in the fridge that was left to ferment for a few weeks. Ninja Homemaker cleaned it up with nary a word to the guilty party.

9.) Thought maybe he just got a good run with a good tooth brush? Think again. Ninja Homemaker knows that the American Dental Association recommends replacing your brush every 3-4 months. Good dental visit? Thank a Ninja.

8.) Coffee Maker is ready to go with the push of a button in the morning. Ninja!

7.) Ketchup spill on very important white t- shirt? Ninja knows what to do. Ancient Chinese secret? Hardly. Ninja Homemaker secret.

6.) Male head of household steps into the bathroom to ready for work and exits to find his bed is made and his socks are laid out. ninja!

5.) A meal is eaten and when all family members are at the table eating there is a mysterious whirring sound coming from the kitchen. What is it? Ninja Homemaker already washed all the meal prep mess and is running a full load to make way for dinner dishes. What a clever girl that Ninja is!

4.) That super fancy, for show only, made by my Grandma towel in the bathroom that he secretly uses to wipe his face every time he brushes his teeth? Ninja washes and fluffs it twice a week.

3.) Hey, wait a minute. Wasn’t there…? I could’ve sworn I saw… There was peanut butter smeared on the corner of the TV screen with what looked like a bit of banana mashed in, but now it’s gone without a trace. That Ninja!

2.) If you live in a more (ahem) “frugal” household, odds are that a number of movies are viewed on VHS cassette tapes. Someone rewinds them. They are always rewound and ready to view. But who? And when? Ninja!

and the number one area conquered by Ninja Homemaker:

1.) Uh Oh! That roll of toilet paper looks like it’s running low. Hey! Who did…? What the Bedazzler?! Someone replaced it and even as I stand right here and look at the roll, I cannot for the life of me tell you who changed it. Ninja did.

I know I am not the only homemaker who plays the role of Ninja. I salute all of you, Anonymous Ninja Homemakers! You truly do make this world go round. They may not notice the work you do, but I do. And I think you’re fantastic.


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21 responses to “Top Ten List: The Ninja Homemaker”

  1. Sarah says:

    I love the ninja homemaker. My favorite is grandma’s towel.

    And the header looks great. Totally great. Now I need me one of them headers for my blog.

  2. Alyson says:

    Love the pic and assurance at the top of your blog… awesome! I guess I’m not quite as Ninja as you are yet, but I’m working on it. Josh thinks ninjas are awesome, so he’d probably like the idea of a ninja homemaker. 🙂

  3. Amy says:

    Thank you, Sarah. Never dry your hands in my bathroom. Now you know.

    Alyson, you are a Pampered Chef Ninja. “Hey! Where did this play scape come from and how did we pay for these new tires?”
    Pampered Chef Ninja knows.

  4. Kim Heinecke says:

    I wanna be a Ninja!
    Maybe housework would be more fun if I morphed into a superhero…I’ll give it a whirl.

  5. Alyson says:

    Hey! You’re right! I AM a PC ninja! 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    funny funny girl…lori

  7. Amy says:

    Kim, All you have to do is embrace the Ninja that is already inside of you. Embrace the Ninja.

  8. deleise says:

    Love it!

    Your new header RAWKS by the way. Looks great.

  9. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for mentioning the header! I loved the picture that Susan took so much and I was thrilled when another of my good friends turned out to be also a good photoshopper/blog magic worker.

    I am tickled pink with the results. I think the last time I was this giddy with my own picture was when I did the bridal pictures for my wedding. Seriously.

  10. Susan says:

    I was trying to think of a fabulous ninja joke to go along with your post, but the only one I know requires that the joke be said, not written. So maybe later, I will call you and you will laugh for hours at my ninja joke.

  11. Amy says:

    I’m only sad that we can’t share it with the rest of the class.

  12. Gina says:

    I need a ninja!

  13. Amy says:

    I wish I could be your ninja. You know I totally would.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Ahhhhhh Ninja grasshopper, it appear you learn lesson from NINJA LOCUST well.

    PS not mom

  15. Amy says:

    You know I learned from a master ninja, Dad.

  16. Chris says:

    Ninja homemaker sounds like a SNL skit…

  17. Amy says:

    I have copyright! Did you hear me, Tina Fey?

  18. Sarah says:

    today this ninja got to drop the car off at the mechanic and then ninja walk herself back home. back so fast joel didn’t even know what happened. Super ninja!

  19. Natalie Witcher says:

    Hey, I’m a ninja too! I’m also a kungfoo fighter!

  20. Natalie Witcher says:

    ps, how do you get your header to not swallow the entire blog?

  21. Robin Meadows says:

    Can you come to MY house? ; )