“One afternoon a man came home from work to find
total mayhem in his house. His three children were
outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud,
with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all
around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car
was open, as was the front door to the house and
there was no sign of the dog.
Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger
mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the
throw rug was wadded against one wall .. In the
front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon
channel, and the family room was strewn with toys
and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food
was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was
open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a
broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile
of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys
and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He
was worried she may be ill, or that something
serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made
its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside
he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys
strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a
heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the
mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still
curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a
novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked
how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and
asked, “ What happened here today? ”
She again smiled and answered, “You know every
day when you come home from work and you ask
me what in the world did I do today?”
Yes was his incredulous reply.
She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.” –Camille

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