Stay at Home Moms

by Jennifer Johnson on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 1:09am

A  man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in  their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers  strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open,  as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.  Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been  knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the  front room the TV was loudly blaring a Cartoon channel, and the family  room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen,  dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the  fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken  glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the  back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more  piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill,  or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle  of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside  he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor.  Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over  the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife  still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked  up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her  bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and  answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask  me what in the world do I do all day?’ ‘Yes,’ was his incredulous reply.  She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it.