Monday, February 27, 2017
Cyndi Takes Charge
Cyndi: All right, everyone, listen up! Today is going to be a good day around here. There will be no bad behavior, no knocking things to the floor for Jan to not pick up, no breaking anything, no accidents, no arguments, definitely no fighting, and no backtalk! Understood?
Buddy: Don't you think you are overstepping your place, Cyndi? You aren't in charge here!
Cyndi: I am snoopervisor for today! So pull up your britches, slap a smile on your face, and try to behave for just one day!
Buddy: What's the occasion? Are we expecting a visitor?
Cyndi: This house is a mess! Marcus, roll the vacuum out of the closet. No, never mind, you'll just waste time chasing and biting it. Instead, grab the broom. Buddy, can you reach the sink to wash the dishes?
Cyndi: Merci, tie a duster around your tail and dust the low furniture, such as books and bookshelves. Taylor, find the small duster and do the taller furniture. Percy, since you and Rusty knocked many of the small items off the desk onto the floor, you can pick things up from the floor and put them back where they belong. Micah, you can stand by and use the dishwater Buddy splashes to mop the kitchen floor. There's a brand new mop near the sink.
Buddy: And what will you do?
Cyndi: I will supervise. Otherwise, Marcus will play bitey with the broom and the rest of you will goof off.
Buddy: What's the occasion? Are we expecting guests?
Cyndi: I hope not! The house needs a good cleaning.
Buddy: Cleaning is Jan's job.
Cyndi: But Jan has been sick for over a week and someone has to whip this place into shape. It's looking more and more like a used tissue factory. Do you want Jan to get well?
Buddy: Of course I do.
Cyndi: Then let's help her so she can concentrate on getting well. Then we can go back to being slobs again and Jan can return to being our servant.
Buddy: Okay, when you put it that way. I'm tired of listening to her coughing and honking. I haven't had a decent night's sleep since she got sick.
Cyndi: None of us have, so let's surprise her. The idea of Marcus wielding a broom and Micah mopping the floor makes me laugh. Perhaps it will have the same effect on Jan.
Buddy: And Jan keeps saying laughter is good medicine. Cyndi, you're brilliant.
Cyndi: I know. But remind me of that when Marcus sweeps the dirt under the washing machine, or Percy yells "lawsuit" because Merci hit him in the snoot with her duster, or Micah claims he should be on Disability because he slipped on some soapy water.
Buddy: I guess your job is harder than mine. I think I'll go wash some dishes so Micah can swab the floor.
Many of you know our old friends Dezi & Raena - service cats to their mom Audra, who is disabled but spunky. Back in January they did a post on some expensive dental work Audra needs to alleviate pain and infection. This is not cosmetic; it is a serious health and pain issue. We decided to share a link to their first post on the subject - Put That Finger In My Mouth and See What Happens. The post contains links to their youcaring fundraiser and to their paypal. If you could spare a few dollars, it would really help toward the first step in the journey. And please pray for them and their needs.