If you’re a parent, surely your familiar with the series,
“If you give a ____ a ____, then…”
Recently, while putting the boys to bed, we gave Aidan some cough syrup and had a washrag to wipe away any sticky residue off his face. Jo took the washrag presumably to put it away but didn’t return as quickly as I expected her too. We were waiting on her return for good-night kisses and prayers, but she still didn’t come back. Would you like to know where I found her? At the dishwasher!
I jokingly started, “If you give a mommy a dirty rag, chances are she’s going to wash them. While she’s at the washer, she’ll see dishcloths which will make her think about dirty dishes…”
Jo took my joke quite well and later that night came to me with the following:
“If you give a mommy some dirty clothes, she’s going to want to wash them.
While she’s loading the washer, she may notice that there aren’t any dishcloths in the hamper.
She’ll go to the sink to gather them.
While’s she’s there, she’ll see the morning’s breakfast dishes and she’ll decide to load the dishwasher.
She might get carried away, and clean the oven and behind the sink.
She’ll look out the window, and see last weeks chalk-art porject on the patio.
So she’ll want to grab a bucket and wash it off
When she finishes, she’ll notice that the washrag has gotten dirty.
And, chances are, if she sees a dirty washrag, she’s going to want to wash it…”