“Good job clean up the floor” – The Sequel!

Thank God, it was funny this time.

It didn’t involve bodily fluids, waste or the undoing of work previously done.

But like the recent superstorm, several forces converged at once.

Joey was saying, “Good job clean up the floor,” which had us looking down and around for the mess.

We couldn’t detect anything by sight, smell or touch, anywhere. We figured he was just expressing a memory of last week.

Then it was time for his bus to come. I went to get his sweater and coat, which are usually draped over a kitchen chair – and there was just an empty chair.

Like the dummy I am, I asked him where he put his coat. “Good job clean up the floor” was his reply.

After much frantic flitting from room to room in a useless search, I made the connection. I went into the laundry room, and there were his sweater and coat stuffed in the dryer.

Don’t ask me why he did that. I mean, it’s obvious he was saying, “I don’t want to go out. I want to stay home and goof off.”

But his connection of the dryer and the coats? Your guess is as good as ours. He has wisdom all his own. If only he could use it for good!

5 thoughts on ““Good job clean up the floor” – The Sequel!

  1. James has a lot of devious tricks like that! When he does things like cutting off the velcro flap on his shoe, or ripping off the sleeve of his coat, people ask me in shock “Why would he do something like that?” I think they’re thinking the answer is “To be an asshole,” but whenever I think about it I can come up with some very logical reason. Typically it’s because he wants to thwart a well-known plan in order to do what he prefers. Thus, he’s reasoned that if he has no shoes, he can’t go to school! Ditto with coats. He used to throw his underwear over the fence into the neighbours’ yard (he was even clever enough to soak them in the sink to add enough weight so they’d carry over the fence)! No underwear = no pants = no going to school. Very logical. Just outwitting him has resulted in my developing the strategic skills of Napoleon – lots of backup plans, and perpetually scanning the battlefield for weaknesses which I can anticipate. It’s the only way of keeping ahead of him.

  2. Just now I heard the words …”And the time will come” … immediately after I read your final statement…” He has wisdom all his own. If only he could use it for good!” I believe it was the Lord. Know that you continue to be in our prayers and those of Christ the King Anglican in MI.

    • Thank you for your prayers and encouragement, Merlena. I was being ironic, of course, about Joey using wisdom for good – God has blessed us through him in many ways. “Care giving stinks” – because it is the life-giving fertilizer by which Christ makes us fruitful (Luke 13:6-9). Bless you!

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