“Mop Monster,” came out when Mom wanted to clean the floors but had a 7 year old, 6 year old, 4 but almost year old, and 1 almost 2 year old around to deal with under foot.
The couch became a magnificent ocean going Sailing Vessel we might call the “Mallo.” It would have to put all the sails to the West or East. Then maybe to the North or South depending on the whim of the “Mop Monster.”
The Mom Monster would occasionally rise up and step by step work its way up the “Mallo.” The spirit behind the “Mop Monster” was rutheless and fun. It was out mother playing with us.
She, Dorothy Mallo, had to clean the house and get all those little feet to stay in one place at a time. This way by playing with them and thinking up the character of “Mop Monster,” she accomplished house cleaning and play time all at once. Not bad for a mother of 4 to do all in one day.
I can’t rememeber how many times the tangles of the “Mop Monster” scared us on to have some of the best times of our lives. Mom could think up many things like the “Mop Monster,” to get what she needed done. But what was nicest of all was she found ways to do them while spending time with her family. That makes her an Ace among mom’s of all generations.
I challenge moms every where to do better than “Mop Monster!”