August 3, 2012 9:34 AM

What did you do all day?

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Not sure of the origin of this - I saw it on facebook and thought you would enjoy:

A man came home from work and found his 5 children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog.

Walking in the door, he found even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall. In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, 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 pyjamas, 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 do I do all day?...

' 'Yes," was his incredulous reply..

She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.'

Picture: Heath Robbins Photography

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Posted by: Lisa | August 3, 2012 11:42 AM

How funny! I remembered this same story you posted, not sure where I read it, but I have read it before, when I saw this picture on Facebook. Haha! I have often told myself this story as I went round and round in circles all day realizing that it looks as though I did not do one thing all day. thanks for putting the picture with the story. Julie

Posted by: Julie | August 3, 2012 5:58 PM

Oh, Barbara, this is fabulous. I'm sending it to everyone I know!

Posted by: Lela | August 3, 2012 6:17 PM

Hahaha! My grandmother did this same thing to my grandpa one day. Not quite such a big mess as described in this story, but she got sick of him asking what she did all day.

He also kept calling home from work to check on her, so one day she called his work and he was out of the office, so she left the following message (paraphrased): "Tell George that if he calls and I don't answer, that I'm going to the market for some groceries. After that, I plan on putting the girls down for a nap and then spending about an hour on the toilet."

His coworkers did not let him live it down, and he quit being so controlling. My grandmother is one crazy manipulative woman!

Posted by: CourageousGrace | August 5, 2012 9:08 PM

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