dodgeball with household chores

In my family, I wander the halls like a troubled spirit, 👻 picking up socks, clearing away bits of paper, and lobbing out tasks into the void with little hope of a response:  ‘Please put these books away.’ ‘Can you move your underwear from the dining table to your dresser?’

Sometimes I encounter silence. Sometimes I encounter temporary deafness, or headphones, or a bluetooth with an endless podcast loop (ah the world of the intellect, so far above the mundane world of household chores).

Sometimes, the more skilled players silence me with “I’ll do it later” (which really means “I won’t do it, but I won’t say that I won’t do it, which means you can’t get mad”).

I lob my tasks out there, hoping to play Catch.

Instead I find my family perpetually playing Dodgeball with my lobbed tasks. I’m playing one game, they’re playing another.  

What game does your family play?


2 thoughts on “dodgeball with household chores”

  1. I know a game we are able to play thats like Daddy is talking about.?
    Mommy stated making each boys need to know the sport a lot.
    ?It?s called ?Whats the neatest thing about God. And each of us has to provide you with one really great thing we like
    about God. Who needs to go first?? Lee and Larry jumped and shouted ?ME ME!?
    waving their fingers in the air like they do at school. Lastly, Mommy said,
    ?Properly Lee, since you might be two minutes older than Larry, you possibly can go first.

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