Taking inspiration from Ladybird World Mother's latest post, here's a conversation that took place last weekend.
Elf had tipped out a box of lego all over the dining room rug, right in the walk-through area. When they'd finished building ...
My Mum: Do you think we should tidy the lego up now Elf?
Elf: Nah, just walk round it, like Mummy does.
Oops and there go my efforts to appear like the perfect housekeeper to my Mum!