Can I get an ‘Amen’?

Apropos of a previous post of mine, as Miriam was taking a 15 minute turn doing laundry (something she worked out with Jireh), I asked Jireh whether her room was clean.

Jireh: “Yes. Well, it’s sort of clean. Miriam never makes her bed.”

Miriam: “I do sometimes. Hey Mom, don’t you remember that rule that you can’t say never, ever or always?”

Me: “Yes, I do, and why not?”

Miriam: “Because it’s not true. But you can’t say it’s ‘never’ true because sometimes it is true. Like,  ‘Heaven will never end.'”

Me: “Exactly!”

Jireh: [forlornly] “And laundry will never end, either, not until the end of time.”

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4 Responses to Can I get an ‘Amen’?

  1. Anna (McCool) Vermillion says:

    I love it!

  2. Rachel says:

    Awesome. So true.

  3. Katherine Lauer says:

    Jireh has learned a housewife’s lesson early!

    I remember when my aunt’s only son was reaching an age of maybe nine or ten and was starting to be sassy and snotty about his mom not doing the laundry fast enough for him. So she assigned him to be in charge of all laundry (which was just for the two of them). He was determined to show her wrong, so he spent an entire day washing all the laundry in the house. And at the end of the day, there was new dirty laundry in the hampers. He was utterly distraught and in tears. Lesson learned. (And, no, she didn’t take back laundry duty, he got to keep it.)

  4. Sue Schieman says:

    Funny! Good story too Katherine! That’s when I like to remind myself how grateful I am for my washing machine. Of course, laundry is my favourite job, it’s the dishes that get me down (grateful for my dishwasher!)

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