That’s right. I said it out loud. Humans are weird. Mine have *got* to be at the top of the list. Rolls piggy eyes. I think this sign, “Beware All Ye Who Enter” should be on our front door. It was a strange Sunday yesterday. Mom and dad got up and piddled around the Hotel Thompson. Then mom sat on her sofa and looked at dad across from her sitting on his sofa playing what of course – Angry Birds. That’s when it started. I wanted to know what was going on so I jumped on the sofa with mom. It kind of went like this:
MOM: “Whatcha doing?”
DAD: “Nothing much.”
Oh poor daddy of mine – when will you ever learn NOT to say those words to mom – snorts
MOM: “Good, we need to clean the bathroom today”.
DAD: “I’m busy.”
MOM: “No you’re not. You just said you were doing nothing.”
Mom wins every battle this way – snorts. Daddy mumbled something about when he found this “WE” fellow he was going to beat him up bad. But he was a good man, he got up and followed mom down the hall. You’re probably saying, “What’s the big deal? It’s just cleaning the bathroom”. That’s where you would be wrong – snorts. Mom was wanting to CLEAN the entire bathroom – as in walls, tub, sink, floor, cabinets, changing shower curtain – the entire works. And of course with mom’s arthritis, she can’t get in and grove like she once did. That’s where daddy comes in – she needed his quote “Brute strength”.
They went in and shut the door. They wouldn’t let any of us anipals inside with them. We heard a lot of giggles. A lot of laughter. Something about WE was going to have to die from daddy. Things got thrown in the hallway. The laundry basket, trash, clothes – what *WERE* they doing in there? They were in the bathroom for over an hour!
Then the door opened – WOW – you could hear the angels singing it was that sparkly. I was in piggy awe. And then mom did the thing she said she “deserved” after all of that – she took the smelliest bubble bath I’ve ever seen.
Do your parents do weird things like this?