Ignore the dishes and the laundry and made a snowman
My daughter put on her snow pants and her coat. She sat on the couch in the living room watching me eat my breakfast. She was waiting for me to finish eating my peas and sardines so we could go outside and make a snowman.
After I ate my breakfast I went upstairs to get a pair of socks. I brought down a hamper full of dirty clothes too.
I wanted to load the dishwasher and put a load of laundry in the washing machine before I went outside. The dishwasher and the washing machine could be running while I was outside playing in the snow with my daughter.
She sat on the stairs by the front door waiting for me.
I didn’t load the dishwasher.
I didn’t put a load of clothes in the washing machine.
I put on my snow pants and my boots and my coat and my hat and my mittens.
We made a snowman.
I wanted to let her know she was more important than my dirty dishes and my dirty laundry.
I wanted to stop saying, “Just a minute.”
What about you? Did you make a snowman today? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.