It's MAY!! Time for the SSS! Sunday is Mother's Day. It is supposed to be sunny and in the 80's! Wha? I know, right? Magnificent.
If you're a regular reader, you know that the Secret Subject Swap is a collaboration between various bloggers. We receive secret topics from a blogger in an e-mail and put our own spin on the subjects. The 12 blogs participating this time are listed at the end of this post. Go have a look and leave a comment. It will make
My Secret Subject this month was: Tell me about your day. From someone else's point of view.
It was submitted by: www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com She's on FB and Twitter too! Go to her page and hook yourself up :)
Here, dear friends, is a look at a typical day in my life...as told by Henry and Lila, my dogs. I figured they'd be as good as any one to describe to you what goes down here. They are the only ones with me 24/7.
Henry and Lila, it's all yours. Be kind. Remember, I feed you.
Lila: Henry. Chill. I am 49 years old. She's not our real mother. We're doing this for purely selfish reasons. "Mom" just made gravy ice-cream. If we get this over with, it will be all ours. Let's see....
Lila: Yes, please take your time, dear woman. It's not like I'm wasting away or anything...
Lila: After breakfast, it's chore time. Mom does the laundry and sweeps up all of our dog hair. She loves that so much she does it about three times every day. Today, she decides to bake cookies for our brother's teachers. I hope they don't want the recipe; those things came in frozen balls out of a box.. I'm surprised she took the time to divide them before throwing them in the oven. I only sound like I don't care because we're not allowed to eat chocolate. The next time the woman makes dog biscuits, I'll be sure to write down the recipe.
Henry: Mom went to get the mail. Where did she go? When is she coming back? Why can't I see her? Will I still get a snack? Are you going to look at me?
Lila: Calm down, brother. she's right there. Taking pictures of our sadness. How dare she think us missing her would make a nice photo op? I'm very upset right now. I need a nap. Let the woman clean while we sleep. Quick! Off to the sofa!
3 hours later......Mom decides to sneak downstairs to practice yoga. Without us.
Lila: She won't miss her Swiffer at all, will she? What? You don't think I did this, do you?
Henry: Lila said to tell you I did this...
Mom is cooking dinner, so we are wrestling with each other til she tells us to stop.
Lila: You know, the woman has 4 bathrooms. She cleans them all. She's always complaining about the family missing the seat and that she has to clean up their mess. They still get to pee in the house! Henry poops on the carpet and we both get sent to the bedroom. Life is so unfair. I may run away. After dinner.
Lila: No, We're not in jail. We get the whole top two floors of the house. Mom is down in her shop working. If we sit here long enough, she'll miss us and come up. She'll probably give us steak, but probably not. Dang milk bones...
Henry: She'll be right back, Where did she go? I can't see her! Who are we looking for again? Did you say steak? Hmm?
Lila: I bet you guessed. No steak. Only lonely bowls of Puppy Chow. Mom tried to slip us some beef chunks from the stew, but it felt like an empty hug. Don't get me wrong, I ate it. I'm not a fool.
Henry: We got food and water and special beef! I love life! I think I'll sleep.
Lila: Oh yeah! Our favorite time of the day! Walking with mom rocks. I'm kind of slow, she's kind of slow...
Henry: I can't believe we're going to walk! I love to walk. I love to walk really fast. You said I could lead this time. It's almost dark. Let. Us. Gooooo!
Henry: That's it Lila! Move those trunks!
Lila: All right. Mom said she had to write her blog. That's fine. I don't know why Henry is up here. He has a very nice bed on the floor with my name on it. If mom would just take the time to give me my belly rub, we could all move on and get our own stuff done.
Lila: Yeah. So thanks for coming. We'll get up tomorrow and do it all over again. After mom checks her work and makes sure all of her computer friends are comfy for the night, she'll slip under those covers and I'll be able to lay across her like the letter T. If she will just finish....That's right, Mamacita, close that window out. And that one. And your mail. If you hit that FB button, I'm going to start howling like there's no tomorrow. I need my shut eye....Come on, you can do it....
Henry: Hey dad! You, taking the pictures. You smell like food. Did you bring snacks? Are they for me? They are! I knew it! Can I have some? Why is everyone so tired? You want to watch basketball? Come over here. Show me some love!
Lila: Eh. Good night, peeps.
Thanks once again to Evil Joy Speaks. That was a fun topic :)
If you are interested in joining us for the next Subject Swap, you can visit its creator, the wonderful Karen @ Baking in a Tornado. You can also read all about the swap by clicking on the SSS icon on the side of my blog.
Don't forget to check out this month's talented participants!
Happy " Go Outside, Already!" Day, friends