Mum and Dad were watching TV when Mum said, ‘I’m tired,and it’s getting late, I think I’ll go to bed’
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the nextday’s lunches.Rinsed out the dishes and put them in the dishwasher then turned the washer on,took meat out of thefreezer for supper the following evening,filled the sugar container, putspoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee potfor brewing the next morning.
She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load
of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt, secured a
loose button and sewed in a name tag.
She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the
phone back on the charger and put the telephone book
into the drawer.
She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung
up a towel to dry.
She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She
stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher,
counted out some cash for the kids school bowling trip and pulled a
text book out from hiding under the chair.
She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and
stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note to the milkman. She put both near her purse.
Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on
her Night solution & age fighting moisturizer,
brushedand flossed her teeth and filed her nails.
Dad called out, ‘I thought you were going to bed.’
‘I’m on my way,’ she said.
She put some water into the dog’s dish, brought the
cat inside and fed him, then she made sure all the doors and windows were locked and the deckinglight was on.
She looked in on each of the kids, turned out their
bedside lamps and tucked them in, again, hung up a shirt, put out school uniforms, threw some dirtysocks into the laundry basket and had a brief conversation with
the one up still doing homework.
In her own room, she set the alarm, laid out clothing
for the next day andadded three things to her 6 most important things to do
About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to
no one in particular. “I’m going to bed.” He scratched
his crotch and farted, andwithout another thought……………….went to bed.
Comments always welcome. Ellie x