I came to the conclusion today that we’ve turned into a bunch of slackers with daddy out of town.
What? You don’t believe me? Well then, let me give you some examples.
No one folds the laundry. We just dig through baskets of clean clothes to find what we need. It’s a challenge and so much fun.
Anything possible gets loaded in the dishwasher so we cut down on washing by hand. After all, who wants to do that?
To make things even simpler, we use paper plates when we can.
Do you believe me yet? No?
Wait, there’s more.
At least twice a week, we eat dinner in our jammies. I’ve even had mine on as early as 5pm. Shh….
Our background music during dinner is often The Wonder Pets. Yup. Alex just loves those nights.
Dinners tend to be quick, easy, and kid-friendly. Who has time for all the whining about the food?
Toys are scattered about the kitchen and living room. The playroom is a disaster.
Got the picture?
Now, just so you know I’m not a total slacker, I do need to point out that we are wearing clean clothes (although they might be wrinkled), everyone has showered, floors are swept, and no one has been late for school.
Every so often, the urge hits me to clean something up.
I know, I know.
(Can’t you just see my eyes rolling??)
Everyone knows stepping over toys is so invigorating. If you make a poor step, you never know what may happen. Keeps your adrenaline going, doesn’t it?
But alas, tonight was one of those nights. I’d had enough.
Put the girls into action cleaning up their mess.
Or so I thought.
Who brought this book in here?
Who got out this game?
Who drew on this paper?
Do you get the picture? Do you see why slacking can be a good thing? I can avoid all this drama in my life.
If I ever get my hands on this “Not Me” character, we’re going to have some words. And it won’t be pretty.
After all, “Not Me” has lived in this house now for over 18 years. He/She should know better by now.