Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Can you see the words to this cartoon okay? This describes my life last Friday.

For some reason, Olivia's school was closed and Michael's school was open. I have given up trying to understand has happened before. Anyway, Friday was a crazy day for me. I had tons of transcribing to do and had made arrangements to pick Michael up from school at 11:30 so he could attend his Word Reader Club outing. Do you remember the award he received a few weeks ago from church? You can read that post here.

Every few months our Children's Church teacher plans a fun outing as a "reward" with the kids who participate in this reading group. And like Olivia, most of the other kids in church, who live in a completely different school district than us had off also. Michael wanted to go so badly that I told him I would pick him up from school early so he could attend.

But back to the above cartoon! I was trying so hard to meet my work deadline and do laundry at the same time and be at Michael's school by 11:30. I was doing great on my typing deadline...however, I wasn't doing too good on the laundry part.

BUT Olivia was home...she could help out...right??? Well, of course! She folded the towels perfectly. I have a thing for perfectly folded towels and will make the kids, even the Colonel, refold them if they're not to my liking.

I had one more load to do.
Half of it was in the washing machine waiting for the other half from upstairs.

I then proceeded to give her explicit directions, like the cartoon above, to please go upstairs. Pick up the laundry laying on the floor...there wasn't that much...bring it all downstairs. Put the dirty laundry in the washing machine. Please put laundry detergent in and press start. Which she did...perfect...

ONLY she first took out all the other clothes that were in the washing machine waiting to be washed...and put them in the dryer. DRY.
What can I say? At least the towels were folded perfect!!!
Enjoy your day!


  1. Loved the cartoon! I've learned that specific instructions are necessary too. Sounds like Friday was one of those days. Hope you are having a great day today. You are blessed with great kids!!

  2. I'm guessing your dd is a tween like mine. I have to give instructions to the letter too ;-) I'll have to print out that cartoon!

    Have a good day☺

  3. I have learned that specific instructions are very important. I told one of my girls to clean the kitchen a while back and she just cleaned off the counters and left the table piled up. So now I know that I must tell every little detail. lol!!

    I am going to have to show my kids this cartoon.

    Have a blessed week!

  4. Oh my goodness, I have to copy that cartoon! :o) It defines my life! Yesterday my son went into the laundry room to get a pair of pants for school. Rather than bringing the pile of clothes to his room, he grabbed his pants and left the pile. Needless to say I redirected him and the pile ended up in his room after all! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  5. Cute story!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!

  6. My kids are grown and out of the house now, but that cartoon still brings me back everytime I read it. It is so true!

  7. Great cartoon...this sounds like my life, too! By the way, yesterday you asked me about the cross-stitch picture...yes, I did it--several years ago. I haven't done any cross-stitching for a long time though. Have a blessed day!

  8. Thanks. How are you feeling? Better I hope. Take Care!!!

  9. Great cartoon- is this cartoonist a mom?!

    I have found this to be so true. It seems that as soon as they turn away to go do what you asked, the directions have left their brain and they are just working with bits and pieces:)

    Hope today is a great one for you!
    Happy St. Pat's Day:)

    Linda C

  10. What a sweet story! Your daughter sounds precious. I loved the cartoon too. I hope you have a lovely day. Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you and your family ♥

  11. Funny...sounds like something Olivia would do!



  13. How funny! Sometimes we just have to laugh, don't we?