Monday, October 6, 2008

His Worst Nightmare

I already forward this to a few of you, then I realized it was so good I just had to post it. Thanks for the forward, Mom...

A 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 on 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 terrible had happened to her.

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 ask me what in the world I do all day?'

'Yes,” was his incredulous reply.

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




rachel said...

I've seen this one around and I love it! It is soooo true. The description is actually what my house looks like if I try to sneak away for a few hours and leave my hubby to watch football, I mean the kids, no football. Ya know?

tiburon said...

Ah yes, I love this joke :)

Chelsea said...

It really is a shame that most of what we do as moms is invisible. You only notice them if they don't get done. It can be pretty depressing. I can't tell you how many times DH has looked at me like "what did you do all day?!" (He's usually smart enough not to actually *say* it.)

Mindi said...


alex dumas said...

So true. My sister takes a reading day once in a while, and you can tell.