T.R.’S DAY OFF
Last night while I was getting ready for bed I had this great idea. You know how they have devices that keep diaper wipes warm, so your already annoyed baby doesn’t have another reason to scream? Well I squirted some of my Olay super-moisturizing cleanser for middle-aged women out of the bottle, applied it to my face, and felt just like a baby getting cleansed with icy wipes. Brrr. So someone should make a warmer for face-washing stuff.
When I told my husband my great idea, he pointed out that there’s some device that warms up shaving cream for men. I don’t know if it would work for face-cleanser, but if it would, I want one. Too bad Mother’s Day is over now.
I did get treated. Each kid presented me with a heartbreaking masterpiece of breathless proportions, created at school and sneaked home with many furtive gestures and remarks like “Never mind what I’m hiding here in this newspaper-wrapped bundle two days before Mother’s Day. Move along.”
Even better, after they all collaborated to make me breakfast, they CLEANED THE HOUSE. And, Technogeek put down his computer and set foot in the back yard, where he completed an Onerous Chore he’s been claiming he would do for the last five months. Man, there should be more Mother’s Days each year. One a month would be good.
I hope all you other moms out there had a good day too. Now repeat after me: I will resist the urge to have the locks changed after the kids leave for school in the morning, so they can’t get in and mess up the house again. Mother’s Day will come again, but alas, it’s a whole year away.