Top Five Things Toodles Can Do For Me

toodles - compressedI was thinking alot about Toodles this week. Unfamiliar with Toodles? He’s the thing on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse that brings the crew whatever they need when they are in crisis? So when Mickey can’t figure out how to get up a tree, here comes Toodles with a ladder.

Toodles is basically an unappreciated butler for a wealthy family of animals who actually would eat each other in real life. (Think about it – Figaro the cat would seriously take down Mickey and Minnie for a mid-day snack any day of the week)

Anyways, in thinking about Toodles – here’s my top 5 list of things I would want Toodles to do for me.

1. Wash windows. I’ve lived in my house for over 6 years and have yet to wash the windows. I feel like you have to be an acrobat in the Cirque de Soliel to clean second floor windows. I’ve decided to view them like darkening curtains instead of cleaning them.

2. Empty the dishwasher. I can’t tell you how many times I try to put a dish in the there and realized I forgot to empty it. I’m contemplating teaching my children how to use their hands as a bowl. It would be tricky with cereal but I think they could figure it out.

3. Figure out how to get the mystery pee stains on the toilet seat out. I’ve come to the conclusion that my husband must be drinking something with life-threatening dyes in it. There is no way that pee shouldn’t be able to be cleaned off the toilet. What the heck is that stuff?

4. Pick out matching clothes for me each morning. I’m a fashion idiot. (and iron them too, I seriously hate wrinkles)

5. Entertain small children while on the telephone and/or cooking. There is only so many times a mother can open the refrigerator door with a child gripped on to her leg. I’m going to need physical therapy after they grow up for disproportionate body limbs.


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  1. You have got me thinking….Today Toodles would cook clean and generally take care of my child. She’d probably like i way more than any babysitter I could find. Thanks for the laugh.

  2. Oh Toodles…I have a bathroom that needs cleaning. Dear God what do they do in there that causes that type of mess. Oh and Boo’s diaper could use changing.

  3. I would have Toodles break out a hot air balloon for me. I’ve never been in one, and we’ve had such great weather lately, that I’d love to ride around in a balloon and check out the scenery. Meanwhile, he could make my kids lunch and keep them corralled and entertained.

  4. Haha! I would loove to have Toodles around my house! That would really be a relief…

  5. OMG! When I saw this, I had the “Oh Toodles….” thing going through my head. It is awful. Although, I’d love it if Toodles would come and scrub my bathtub which I’m convinced was designed by a man and near impossible to clean (it has a slip resistant bottom, i.e. lots of little bumps that trap dirt).

  6. I would love to have Toodles to make sure I get up for my lectures and cook me a lovely breakfast. I’m not a morning person but that would help! x

  7. Yes, yes, yes on the dishwasher. Just when you’re ready to pat yourself on the back for doing the dishes instead of putting them off to do later and you open the dishwasher only to be foiled by a full load of clean dishes.

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  9. Toodles would be fantastic. He (I assume it’s a he?) can clean up, sort out the garden, buy me some beer, and go to work for me.

    And clean the car.

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