My Perfectly Imperfect Family
After many years of observation, and much thought on this matter, I have come to the conclusion that all of my children suffer from a rare and genetic disease they have inherited from Mackdaddy Mike. It seems to affect their limbs, especially their arms. This creates a situation where they are UNABLE TO PUT ANYTHING AWAY!!!! Let me explain …
The Scene at our Home Monday night: After a LONG Monday that began with a flat tire and ended with a meeting in the evening, I finally arrived back at home for the day, tired and ready to relax, to find Mackdaddy Mike and child #2 in the kitchen for a night time snack. Our resident Grinch (child #3) still had time remaining on his allotted PC hours, and the youngest tribe member was asleep, which is good because I got home about 45 minutes after his bedtime (I found out much later this was a ruse – Child#2 and Mackdaddy shooed him to bed when they heard my garage door opening … :/). All seemed well and right in the world, until I woke up Tuesday morning to find this …
The cookie sheets are from Mackdaddy making cheese crisps. The cellophane is from child#2 wrapping a cheese block, It must have been just too heavy to return to its drawer. And if you look closely you can see there is more plastic in front of the bread bag – apparently when the Grinch was out of PC time he joined the foraging in the kitchen to eat a Hot Pocket. After so much computer gaming, the wrapper was more then his gaming fingers could manage to move to the trash can two steps behind him. But wait! There is more …
Evidently, after the late night cheesy snack binge, their sugar dragons kicked in and demanded taming. Thus, rather than grabbing the candy bowl from the top of the fridge, eating their fill and placing the container BACK on the fridge so I would be none the wiser of their escapades, I awoke to this on another counter….
Finally after all of that food … someone got thirsty, and left the glass next to some of the candy packs that were just too heavy for their tired arms to lift back onto the other counter and place BACK in the candy bowl.
The only thing I can figure is this disease has taken their strength away as none of them appear to be able to place wrappers in trash, items back where they retrieved them from (top of the fridge or the drawer right in front of them), nor are they able to open the dishwasher to place their dirty cup. With such
weakness, it it amazing they are able to get out of bed each day – poor things! So even though we have the traditional family photo that looks like this –
It is no wonder that we have even MORE family photos looks like this —–
There is hope though! With spring on its way, there is plenty of spring clean up and yard work that should give those weak arm and leg muscles a good workout and build up their strength to throw out a candy wrapper … 😉
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