...all of which makes me think of this episode from a couple of years ago (written as part of a message to a friend)...
Subject: The Attack of the Killer Jade
Midnight. Or a little after, I guess. Reading lights still on, TV still playing, books and eyelids fallen, senior cat in residence on top of pile of humans.
CRASH! #&&#&^^&#&!! TINKLE! #&#&*%*^$^ "Whawuzzat???!!"
Cat removes self. Male human mumbles "hmmmmpph?"
Female human extracts self from cocoon, proceeds to investigate disturbance, meets small feline exiting kitchen with saucer-eyes and "They JUMPED on me, Mum!" demeanor -- "they" being half a dozen vicious plants that had been waiting for the opportunity to ambush a small feline person. They do that. They take great delight in hopping, with as much fury as they can muster, from their restraining pots, at unsuspecting fur people, flinging about as much of their soil as possible in the process.
Are there such vicious plants in your household? Particularly vicious are jade plants, spider plants, pothos.
The plants were sent back to their pots, but the mess of flung soil is still on the floor. Tasks for this afternoon for the Mum (the cleanup) and the Dad (the restoration of appropriate soil levels).
The Mum was not amused, either, to find that the dishwasher had chosen this particular night to pee on the floor -- an intermittent occurrence, not recently encountered, so something of a shock to bare feet on their way to the battle ground on the other side of the room.