Wednesday, June 24, 2009

If You Give a Mom Some Laundry

If you give a mom some laundry, she’s going to want a tidy dresser drawer to go with it. So, she’ll go to the boys’ room and open the drawer.

Opening the drawer, she’ll notice that some of the clothes are too small. So, she’ll go down to the basement to get the storage bins.

Rummaging through the storage area, she’ll notice how hard it is to maneuver in such a messy place. She’ll want a shelf to put things on. Right away. So, she’ll run up to the computer to see if there’s anything on Craigslist.

Finding two storage shelves in Vancouver will make her so excited that she’ll hop in the van and go pick them up.

Coming back home again, she’ll determine that the games should go on the large shelf. Arranging the games on the shelf will inspire her to organize the toys, too. She might get carried away and rearrange every shelf in the basement.

When she’s done, she’ll probably want to take a nap. Thinking about naps will make her wonder if the boys’ beds have been made. So, she’ll run back up to their room.

Seeing the beds will remind her that the sheets need to be washed. She’ll have to wad up the sheets and haul them back down to the laundry room. When she opens the washing machine, she’ll see that there’s already a load waiting to be dried.

Thinking about dry clothes will remind her that she still has laundry that needs to be folded. So, she’ll run back upstairs to her basket and fold the laundry. And chances are, if she has a basket of folded laundry, she’s going to want a tidy drawer to go with it.

Content inspired by my crazy life, rhythm inspired by Laura Joffe Numeroff's irresistible children's book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
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