Dad’s and Mom’s read this! What Do You Do All Day?

February 19, 2007 at 12:17 am | Posted in and more!, Blogroll, Parenting, Ramblings | Leave a comment

I am spending Sunday afternoon catching up at the studio…my house is empty as my husband had to make a Sunday trip to the office, my younger daughter is over at a friends house and has a meeting at church mid afternoon so this was a good time to tend to business. I often think of things I would like to share with parents that class time doesn’t seem to be the place…so our blog is a good place to share. The following tale is food for thought! 

 What Do You Do All Day?

…A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.

In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door.

As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What Happened here today?” She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?” “Yes,” was his incredulous reply.  She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”…

This is not to say your situation is like this! I just wanted to share that perception is not always reality! Have a Happy Sunday afternoon!  Miss Julie

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