Our Bathroom Gnome

Our bathroom has a gnome.

Several times a day, he finds the bathroom looking something like this:

And he gets a twinkle in his eye. (I imagine.)

He starts to disarrange things.

Pulls out the potty chair and disassembles it.

There must always be a toothbrush on the floor.

Leaves a bottle of shampoo on the floor (if he doesn’t also squirt some out).

Surveys the effect.

No, still not quite right.

He opens all the drawers.

Let’s spill some baking soda on the countertop.

Leave a piece of floss. (preferably used)

Skew the rugs. Drop a wet towel. Leave a little something in the toilet.

(Don’t worry, I won’t put you through that.)

Oh, yes. Much better.

That’s more like it.

I’ve never seen this guy, but my kids definitely know him, as he’s introduced himself to all of them. I know this because they mention his name every time I ask them who was responsible for this mess in the bathroom. It’s kind of an odd name for a human but I guess it’s pretty normal for a gnome.

They say he’s called “NotMe.”

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8 Responses to Our Bathroom Gnome

  1. Sheila says:

    LOL. I bet that gnome is the same guy who volunteers to clean up — “NotMe!”

  2. Miriam says:

    I think my kids know that gnome, too,

  3. shelly says:

    there is no way he only visits your home! He’s very friendly with my children too!! (unfortunately!)

  4. Aunt Carol says:

    Aimee says your gnome’s cousin lives in her college apartment. He pinches clothing and drafting tools. His name is … “Steve”.

  5. Catherine says:

    I think every home has one of these (ours never replaces a toilet roll properly, but if one is put out the empty tube is dropped beside the bin instead of in it). I have four children and the gnome in our house was always called the 5th child! He/she also leaves the fridge door open, does not put his/her dirty dishes in the dish washer….

  6. Lindsay says:

    This gnome is the cousin of the “not me” ghost in the Family Circus comic strips! Every family must have one, LOL. 🙂

  7. Katherine Lauer says:

    He travels all the way to Charlotte too!

  8. Dare says:

    Mr. Nobody lives here. He never flushes, and is mortified by the idea of a closed shower curtain or a non-sticky toothpaste tube.

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