Sunday, August 26, 2012

$2 Wasted (An Ink Blots Post)

I'm still feeling like crap from this strep throat, so yesterday Hubby did the laundry.

Let me rephrase. Yesterday, Hubby took the laundry to the laundry room, washed it, dried it, then brought it back to the apartment in the laundry basket, unfolded... Where it still sits to this moment.

Not wanting to look at it anymore, but not feeling like folding it, either, I made a proposal to the kids...

"If one of you would like an extra $4 in your allowance at the end of the week, you can earn it by folding your dad's and my clothes in that basket. If both of you want to pitch in so you are only doing 1/2 the work, I'll split it and you'll each get $2. Whadaya say?"

Neither child budged. Finally, after a few minutes, The Girl said, "How much do I have to fold for an extra $1?"

Seriously? You have got to be kidding me.

"Just start folding and we'll see as you go along."

She folded clothes for like 5 minutes, looked at me and said, "How much is this worth?" It was about 1/2 the basket, so I told her $2.

"That's good enough, I'm done."

WTF???? I figured it'd be better to roll over on the couch and take a nap than to argue or yell or scream.

I just woke up, and when I got up and took a good look, I was not pleased. I should have specified that the clothes have to be put away, too. I just paid $2 for what you see in the picture...

Complete with a Kitteh enjoying the freshly laundered clothes. Sheesh. Be careful doing business with your kids. You get what you pay for...

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Your kids must know my little heathens! Hope you start feeling better soon!