While we were away several truths were revealed to me.
The first is that in the fight against dirty laundry, I will never win.
The laundry and I have a tacit agreement. I do some most days and it doesn't pile up. I iron button-down shirts and bed/kitchen linens once a week. I never get cocky and say things like, "Ha! No clothes in any of the laundry baskets. I'm all caught up." Before leaving for our long weekend, I did ALL the laundry. While we were away FOR 4 DAYS, I did two loads. When I returned, I had two loads to do. How is that possible?
The second is that I am either far too predictable or I drink too much coffee.
Friday afternoon my husband took the boys off to play. Just before leaving, Boy2 said, "Mama come too?"
I replied, "No, I'm going to stay here. Just you guys and Papa are going."
Boy2 gave me a knowing look and said, "Ah. Mama cup coffee."