Recently we enjoyed the lovely surprise of a family member driving from Queensland to Melbourne (a very long way!!) to have some time with extended family. One thing Dh's family does well is rally to get together at the last minute. I was the lucky one to get the call:
Dh: How do you feel if I tell Dad we can have dinner at our place on Wednesday night.
Me: Um, errr, wha..., hah, wh..., how.... I need some time to process before I can answer.
Dh: Do we have something else on?
Me: Ummm, assignments. You're asking me to stop working and clean the house and organise dinner. I can't do it all....because, assignments.
Dh: I was just gonna.....
And here the plot needed some sorting out and everyone ended up contributing to what ended up being a beautiful meal. Miss Sunshine made dessert and I made my popular Asian Salad. I would have loved to have done it all....but ... assignments!
In the midst of the kids being assigned jobs (remember my GREAT blessing list - still works a treat!) I discovered something very, very funny. Rather than actually tidy things up and put them away (a very strange concept, apparently, I discovered this:
The chair has since reclaimed its previous partners in crime. But for a day or two it was clear.
And people sat on it.
It was a beautiful sight.
Got any funny creative stories to solving your little hot spots?