Sunday, January 25, 2009

What Took You So Long?

When he left the kitchen, I was loading the last of the dinner dishes into the dishwasher. Then I noticed that the paper towel roll was empty.

I started to go down to the basement where I keep the extra paper towels. Then I noticed that one of the Wii controllers had made its way to the counter.

I grabbed the Wii and went downstairs. Once in the playroom, I turned off the TV, put the Wii games that were were strewn about back into the basket, moved the bean bag chair that was on the love seat, put another chair back where it belonged, grabbed a sippy cup off the floor, shut off the space heater, switched over a load of laundry from the washer to the dryer, and brought a clean hamper of laundry upstairs.

But I had to go back down for the paper towels.

14 comments:

Sue said...

I hate when stuff like that happens!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That never would have happened to a man. Just sayin'.

JCK said...

Twins separated by birth. You and me.

Anonymous said...

I like your blog. Not only do you make me laugh, but I really really relate to you, or it at least seems like you relate to me! Oh, and go Obama!

Ellyn said...

This happens to me all the time.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Oh my, I'm so with you. Except I would have completely forgotten about the paper towels, until I was elbow deep in spaghetti later that night.

Why didn't I get them? Oh YEAH!

rn terri said...

Sounds like me...

Anonymous said...

This seems to be the story of our lives. A man would just walk by and never bother. LOL

Dysd Housewife said...

We moms are all about the multi-tasking aren't we?

KC said...

I thought you were about to say how you started playing the
Wii...

but yes, that happens to me all the time. sometimes, I won't do anything while down there and still forget the paper towels.

Anonymous said...

I do that too!!! You HAVE to read this spoof on "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie":

http://www.waldsfe.org/humor/mommuffin.htm

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Who DOESN'T do this? It's second only to walking into a room and thinking, "wait - what was I going to do in here?"

Jennifer H said...

There's this email joke that went around a few years ago about the wife who says "I'm going to bed" and then does a list of chores as long as her arm before she ever gets there (making lunches, doing laundry, letting the cat out, etc...). And then the husband says, "I'm going to bed." And so he did.

This reminds me of that!!

anymommy said...

Sounds familiar. I kind of like working that way, but I end up getting sucked into tasks that are too big, like cleaning out the scary closet.

 

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