My son is now of the age where I think that he needs to start doing chores. So when I have laundry to take care of, I have been making him fold the towels. He's also been helping his grandmother with her laundry, and folds towels for her. Unfortunately, she folds towels differently than I do, and this has lead to some confusion in our house. I know what you're thinking--there's more than one way to fold a towel? Apparently so! I've always folded towels in half longways first, then in half again, so that when I pull the towel out of the closet it is ready to hang on the rod. Grandmother folds them exactly the opposite. I've tried to work on this with Zane, as nicely as I can; I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings over a stupid towel. But it means that Zane's folding efforts tend to look like this:
Have you ever felt like you had thousands of things to do, but not the slightest interest in doing any of them? I think that is the essence of summer. Summer-itis, as it were. I've got all these grand plans, piles of work to go through, and there it still sits. I just don't feel like doing any of it. Instead, I've been playing Plants vs. Zombies with Zane, reading, and some days not even getting out of my jammies. Lazy! Oh well. It's summer. I'm too lazy to feel guilty about being lazy.
Since this is a military town, we like to do up Independence Day right. We've had enough rain that we can have fireworks without setting fire to the countryside. I full expect that there will be little sleep on the fourth, especially if our dog does not like fireworks. When Sandy the Wonder Dog was alive, we had to put her in the bathroom with the hot tub running so the sound would drown out the pops and booms. She just could not handle all of the noise. Maisy has done okay with thunderstorms, but she has not had to deal with fireworks yet. I won't feel comfortable leaving her at home alone if she is going to go nuts here! Cats are so much easier to deal with--Zena and Pounce don't even wake up!
Go visit Stacy! She is awesome! Also, stay safe this week, especially around fireworks--they're pretty from a distance, but they can be dangerous.