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Livin’ the dream

Princess Catherine.

Princess Catherine.

Color me suspicious.

I just came home from a long day of pushing computer keys, on my way to band practice, pretty much expecting that Catherine would have long forgotten my morning plea to start the load of towels and run them through the drier.

You can imagine my shock, then, to find the towels done and the load of lights I’d left by the machine not only washed, but nearly dry.

What’s more, she greeted me by bounding down the steps rather than calling hello from behind her bedroom door.

Pinch me. I must surely be asleep.

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


7 thoughts on “Livin’ the dream

  1. I love it when my 10 year old surprises me and cleans her room too. Glad you had help today.

    Posted by marykatbpcsc45 | June 13, 2013, 10:01 am
  2. Congrats. I have a 10 year old and love it when she surprises me and cleans her room. 🙂

    Posted by Mary-andering Creatively | June 13, 2013, 10:00 am
  3. My boys started doing their laundry at about age 13 when I got tired of their complaining that they had no clean clothes. They had no clean clothing because they didn’t put the dirty stuff in the hamper. So, quick laundry lesson and they did their own. Now they do the laundry in their households. Bill has been known to do a load or two for us.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | June 12, 2013, 9:55 pm
  4. I don’t hold out too much hope for my boys for doing laundry when they are older, I still can’t get my husband to do it, much less correctly 🙂

    Posted by Foodie in WV | June 12, 2013, 7:05 pm
  5. I’m jealous, or as my 15yo daughter would say: I’m jelly. Although we did start making her do her own laundry as it seems it is easier to put clothes in the hamper vs back in a drawer….

    Posted by Carol | June 12, 2013, 6:19 pm

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