“Margaret, today I think we should do . . .”
Uh-oh. I knew what that meant – Mom had a chore for me to do.
Mom loved the Royal “We.”
Doing chores for Mom often meant doing chores with Mom. And doing chores with Mom was always an adventure. It was a time for stories, jokes and laughter.
Especially jokes. Mom was never above pulling a fast one, even on her daughter.
Like one time when we were doing dishes – Mom washing, I drying. It devolved into a game of “I can wash faster than you can dry!”
I was keeping up but I seemed to be drying an inordinately large number of saucepans. Wait! Didn’t I just dry this saucepan?
She laughed. “I wondered how long before you noticed.”
Instead of putting the saucepans away, I had put them on the stove. Which stood beside the sink. Within Mom’s easy reach.
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