A Â man came home from work and found his three children
outside,still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes
and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.
The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front
door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.
Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess.
A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon
channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food
was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food
was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small
pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and
more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might
be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its
way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy
soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and
toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel.
She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What happened here today?”
She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when
you come home from work and you ask me what in the world did I do today?”
“Yes,” was his incredulous reply. Â Â She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”