Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sick Mommy!

Oh, how I hate being sick. I never realize just how much the family relies on Mommy until Mommy is down and out.

The dishes are piled in the sink, the trash needs to be taken out, the laundry needs to be washed, dried, folded, and put away, the floors need to be swept and vacuumed, the furniture needs dusted, the sheets need to be changed, the dog needs a bath, the toys need to be picked up, and Mom needs Calgon.

After coming out of my stupor of the last several days, I opened my eyes this morning to a wreck of a house! Doesn't anyone clean around here?!

But no, I forget....even after 15 years of living in the same household and doing the same chores over and over and over again, the teenagers still forget how to wipe counters, run the vacuum, or empty the trash. They forget that the dishwasher was made to wash dishes - wow! and without having to do them by hand! - and even how to check the mail!

What's a mom to do? Well, I'll tell you.... since Mom is back to her old self that means ....

The KIDS get to clean the house - vacuum, sweep, clean the bathroom, load the dishwasher (and turn it on!), do the laundry from start to finish, change their sheets (and maybe mine too!), pick up their toys, and run Mom a bath with LOTS of Calgon!

Watch out! Mom's better!


  1. You go, girl! You should be an inspiration to all of us.

  2. Good Girl, get them to work! Wouldn't it be great if there was a special fairy out there to take care of Mom when she's the one who's sick???? Or at least to do all Mom's work when she's sick!