fairies: this way, please

You know how it is, when you’ve had a long day, and the children seem more tired than usual all evening, and then when they finally fall asleep you look around and think: why yes, my house IS drowning in dishes-laundry-toys-unanswered email-etcetera, but… ah, well! all that can wait until tomorrow morning, when I shall be rested and rejuvenated! Off to bed with me, now!

Except then you are woken in the night repeatedly, because it turns out the children were tired-seeming because they were planning to be awake and sick to their little stomachs all night long.

Somehow, even on a night like that, the cleaning fairies do not manage to come and restore order to my household. Possibly I need to start leaving a window open or something.