For some reason, Olivia’s school was closed and Michael’s school was open. I have given up trying to understand this…it 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 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…