Sunday, May 3, 2009

When you load the dishwasher, wipe the counters, too....

I should be getting ready to shepherd the first graders in Sunday School this morning, but I've been reading blogs. I came across this funny quote from Dave Barry on Kari and Kijsa's blog......

The obvious and fair solution to the housework problem is to let men do the housework for, say, the next six thousand years, to even things up. The trouble is that men, over the years, have developed an inflated notion of the importance of everything they do, so that before long they would turn housework into just as much of a charade as business is now. They would hire secretaries and buy computers and fly off to housework conferences in Bermuda, but they'd never clean anything. ~Dave Barry

I would like to add child-rearing to that. Chuck is a wonderful provider......but there were days.....still are.....that I still have to go back to Training 101 when it comes to chores and children. And even though my baby is 18 we still have conversations like this....

Me: Where's Will?

Him: He went to a friend's house.

Me: What friend?

Him: uh, I'm not sure. I think it was a girl.

Me: Would you please remember to get a name???

(I have said this a million times.)


Me: Would you please load the dishwasher? (While I'm doing another chore or two around here...)

Him: Sure.

Later.....dishwasher loaded. But counters and sink filthy. Do his eyes not see what I see? Do I have to literally ask for him to wipe the counters, too? Yes, I do.

Love him anyway.

Another thought.....different subject: The Swine Flu Pandemic has caused one of our local schools to close for 2 weeks. I have not gotten on the Panic Bus about all.

But yesterday, I was in my favorite hangout...TJMaxx....and a little girl about 4 with skin the color of coffee with cream....and a Mama who spoke Spanish to her.......started coughing right next to me in the tiny shoe other words, she was coughing on me.... No mouth coverage. No place really for those germs to go but on me.

And they are telling us to wash your hands alot and not touch your face. And touch my face? Yes, I touch my face a million times a day without even realizing it. Well, I realize it....but only after I just touched it.

I did think to myself, " Great. I'm going to get the Swine Flu from TJMaxx. "

(Y'all put that in the obituary.....She became ill while doing what she loved most....TJMaxx.)

But no panic feeling came over me. That's growth in the mental health area.

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