My Treacherous Experience at Work Washing Dishes with the Two Teasing Toms (Uncle Paul and Dad)!
By Danielle Jago
This Wednesday, I went to work. I was soooo excited. Little did I know how many scars I would bring home - emotionally, physically, and teasically (teasing). I went to work, did school, and was fine (for 4 hours!).
As soon as I was told to hop off the computer, I knew what was coming. "Oh man," I groaned to myself, "I bet the dishes!"
Sure enough, Teasing Tom number one asked me to do the dishes. "Yes, Dad," I said, ducking. "But do not tease me, okay?"
"I cannot answer that," replied Dad. I groaned. 2 scars already!
When I ran the hot water into the sink from the jug, 2 drops landed on my elbow, and scarred me physically.
The Two Tea-ing Toms laughed. "Hahhahahahahahaha! Can't you even pour the jug?!" Another scar. 4 scars. 3 emotionally and 1 physically.
I groaned again. "Can't I even get through this?"
I thought about the future. My life would be spent in bed, not daring to get up for fear I would be laughed at, and when I did get out of bed, I would be smouldering from dishwash liquid, boiling from boiled hot water, and hurting from emotional scars. What a horrible future!
To help dishwashers like me, go to DaniellesDelight.com/dishwashers. Thank you.
Danielle's Delight is a "newspaper" my little sister writes in her spare time; it features both fiction and nonfiction original work and isn't published.
So we need to work on our videography . . . and the best renditions always happen off camera, right? But here is a clip of Laura (now two years, nearly seven months) singing a spinoff of Mary Had A Little Lamb. Actually, I just remembered I posted another clip of the same song here, but in this one she does all the singing. Enjoy!
She's pretty good at holding a tune and her volume sure isn't lacking! Recently she was in the bike seat on the back of Mum's bike belting out Ode to Joy as the cyclists made their way around the block! She actually knows several tunes (or parts of them) including Ode to Joy, National Anthem, Botany Bay, Barney's I Love You, Amazing Grace . . . so hopefully I'll be uploading more clips in the future!
Once upon a time . . . (before there were eight of us), a table and several chairs were kept on the deck for those beautiful sunny days. In recent years, though, we've sat on the banister or steps. But when you're on the banister, the neighbours feel like your audience, and the steps are low and annoying if people are constantly using them for walking. So with summer again approaching, Mum asked Jarrod to build a seat for the deck. Jarrod worked with Uncle Paul (a builder) and got this done in an afternoon.