Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

HOME ALONE

Parenting The Parents 101.  Our daughter Chelle left yesterday but really did not trust us to be home alone.  I promised not to do laundry but she left this reminder over the washing machine anyway. 

As well as the sign, don't you just love my dust paw?


She  left us with the house in order, the beds made and everything straightenedShe also left delicious spaghetti as well as chicken chili and a big salad in the fridge.  Plus she had pork chops and scalloped potatoes in the crock pot for our dinner last night.  I believe all of that will hold us until her return this weekend.

I had to promise many things.  And when I would ask why she kept making me promise, she would say, "Because I know you mother."

Hum...What can one very small load of laundry do if I gently lift the items out of the machine and move them to the dryer one at a time? 

21 comments:

  1. Don't do it! Seriously. You have a good daughter there.

    Love that dust paw, of course.

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  2. You're last sentence proves that she 'does know you.'

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  3. Lynn -- I will try to behave:) She is a good and caring child.

    Cliff -- It's just the rebel in me. Plus it takes one to know one and my daughter is just as stubborn.

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  4. I am sending a virtual slap of the hand and serious stare your way. Then I am going to get up and go do my tons of laundry that have been on hold this whole 10 days!

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  5. Sounds like the perfect time to leave the laundry for what it is...(boring stuff) and sit down and make new drawings/portraits (much more fun).

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  6. You are blessed with a girl like that:)

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  7. Tabor -- Ouch! Thanks I needed that. LOL

    Holland -- Good idea. It is just that I feel so good. I didn't need any pain pills the last two days in the hospital and I haven't needed any since I returned home so it's hard to believe I need restrictions.

    Changes in the wind -- Once when she was four and I had a bad case of the flu, she took care of me and I can remember her standing on the step stool to put clothes in the washing machine to do the laundry.

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  8. The best way to show your gratitude to your daughter for her help is to follow her instructions What a great girl you have.

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  9. You are blessed with such a daughter and you absolutely must do as she has asked. No arguments
    Did you realise I could be very bossy?.

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  10. Jeanie -- Wow, everyone is taking HER side. Guess I better behave. She did tell me about an article she read about laundry being so heavy and pulling wet clothes out of washer or lifting basket of wet clothes can easily cause me to exceed my maximum lift of 5 lbs. Of course it is easy to see this is true. This is going to be a tough six weeks.

    Pat -- No I did not know that about you. LOL I better behave since everyone is 100% on my daughter's side. And yes, I've known she was a blessing since the day she was born.

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  11. Not only am I taking her side as well, do you think she wouldn't notice you didn't have any laundry???? You need to take care of yourself while you have someone to help you. We all tend to overdue when we feel good. And the dusty paw is just too die for.

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  12. Listen to your girl. Looks to me like you raised her right.

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  13. Ha ha your daughter has you sussed alright!

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  14. Annie, PLEASE listen to your daughter. The laundry can wait until you are stronger or until she gets back. We need you here!!

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  15. I am not taking her side, but daughters know enough as well:) She sounds awesome:)

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  16. I know it's tempting to overdo it, but having had a recovery from a life-threatening thing recently as well, I beg you, PLEASE DON'T! We want to see you here, posting, kicking up ruckus for many years to come ;)

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  17. How thoughtful and sweet I must say so there...listen to your Daughter ;D

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  18. 1. Pulled, torn stitches
    2. Blot clot travel in unwanted artery or vein
    3. torn Muscle healing, will take longer to rehab

    Or so I was told by a friend the triple bi-pass patient, after his surgery- n doing well now years later.

    I always do laundry! That one would be so tough for me. Always clothes hanging up to dry in here. Sounds like time to use up every last sock in the house. You can always borrow Rons...

    I was wondering what that thing was til you said Dust Paw. I don't have one- I'm allergic to Dust mites, so I just wash with water n a cloth to tie down the air-born particles.

    Yep, a loonngggg 6 weeks! Best of luck

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  19. Bonnie -- She is going to find the laundry done... because my sister came and did a load yesterday. It was such a tiny amount that I easily could have managed. My guardians are very busy supporting the gasoline industry.

    cube -- Yes, I will listen. that seems to be the constant message I'm getting.

    LL Cool Joe -- Never heard the term "sussed" but if it means she's in control, you are right.

    kenju -- I feel so good. No pain from very small incisions. Blood Pressure, Oxygen levels, temp are all perfect. It seems crazy to be so babied but I'll try to relax and enjoy it.

    Munir -- Oh yes, she is awesome! She learned her excellent care giving techniques from my mother thankfully and not from me.

    Riot Kitty -- Do I kick up a ruckus? Hooray! Okay, I'll do my best.

    Shionge -- She is thoughtful and sweet and works as diligently to care for her friends and family wherever there is need.

    Snaggle Tooth -- My sister gave me that years ago and I can't bring myself to use it. It is just too cute so it hangs around and collects dust. No, you couldn't have it around. Yes I will follow advice and take it easy. Ron requires very little care since he can make it from room to room now, so I only need to fix his meals and take him his meds. If he has another fall we will have to call a neighbor. I know not to try to help. That will be hard.

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  20. When I was visiting our daughter in Illinois last month, I actually cleaned their bathroom too. :-) Can't help myself.

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  21. Kay -- I am not very domestic and my sister and daughter are always busy helping me clean when they visit. When I married the first time I had worked a week getting our new apartment clean and when my sister came for the wedding she walked in my apartment and started rolling up her sleeves and said, "If we all pitch in we can get this place cleaned up in no time."

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