Day 11 – ‘your mother is on her way home! do you hear? ‘

cat in the hat cleanup‘your mother is on her way home! do you hear? oh, what will she do to us? what will she say? oh, she will not like it to find us this way!’ ….

‘have no fear of this mess,’ said the cat in the hat. ‘i always pick up all my playthings and so… i will show you another good trick that i know!’

All of the sudden we turn the corner and the finish line is in sight. Wait. Not yet. We haven’t done all the things we wanted to do! And, oh boy, some tidying up is certainly needed round here! What happened to the wide open expanse of days and days stretching out ahead of us? The puzzle is done, but we haven’t finished the apron or made another chocolate cake — and what about animal cookies? There’s more to teach about Excel and PowerPoint — the project involving Excel graphs and charts still needs attention (yet another how-much-do-your-parents-know kind of homework assignment!). We’re only 3-for-5 on the Starbucks outings. There’s a certain room at the top of the stairs in desperate need of major clean-up action, or an archeological dig more like — that’s if they want to see a smile on their dad’s face when he returns.

2014-11-24-ChalkboardWe each have a to-do list on the chalkboard, and we’re checking it off. 24 hrs to go! Tick-Tock. If all goes well, we can relax tonight over the week’s favorite meal — with everyone at the table: homemade macaroni and cheese, cauliflower and chocolate pudding for dessert. Then maybe some games or a movie and ‘one more nights’ sleep before mom and dad return.

Wish us luck.

Advertisements

About lynnmorstead

Writing about the small things that shape our lives
This entry was posted in babysitting, discipline, Family, Holidays, homework, Parenting, tidyness and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Day 11 – ‘your mother is on her way home! do you hear? ‘

  1. Lee says:

    I do! I’ve enjoyed every day of this adventure with you, Lynn!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s