I take a couple of moments out of my day to call or text my best friend, Her name is Diane. She lives in Arizona and I live in Florida. Even though we are so far away from one another it feels as if we live parallel lives. I guess being the mother of four children each can lead to some pretty funny scenarios. Over the years we have shared everything from poopie stories to heart breaks and our hopes and dreams.
Today, over text I was letting her know how I was very productive in my household chores yesterday but seemed lacking today. To which she responded that she was having a productive day today but had given herself more work because she started to clean her car and that lead to putting clothes to wash, which lead to going through clothes that didn't fit the kids anymore.
I recently visited Diane in Arizona and read If you Give a Pig a Party to her sweet little girl. Of course my brain being what it is one big jumbled up, non stop, amusement park, I got an idea. Our every day lives are like those sweet books written by Laura Numeroff. We start doing one thing which leads us to another and so on. So please enjoy this little parody.
If a Mom Starts to do the Laundry by Venus Rivera
If a mom starts to do the laundry, she will check the pockets
When she checks the pockets she will find some candy wrappers, Pokemon Cards and a nickel.
She will go to the kitchen to throw away the wrappers.
When she gets to the kitchen she will see crumbs on the floor.
She will sweep the floor and when she bends down to pick up the crumbs the nickel will fall out.
She will remember to put the nickel in the coin jar they keep in the office.
When she goes to the office she sees the wastebasket is full.
She will empty out the trash and decide to check all the rooms for trash.
When she gets to her son's room she remembers the Pokemon Cards.
When she places the cards on his nightstand she will notice the dirty sheets on the bed.
She will take the sheets to the laundry room.
When she shakes out the sheets to put them to wash, out will fall a marble, a sock, and some Pokemon Cards.
This ladies and gentlemen is why mothers spend all day long working and sometimes feeling like we didn't get anything done. Now to go finish my laundry.