Apparently I have a sixth sense, I see ….not people but, things. Some in my family may call it a super power, or an other-worldly gift I’ve been bestowed. They believe I should feel honored to be so blessed. I on the other hand regard it as a curse.
I wish I could share this gift with them. Help them see what I see. Pass on this rare talent. Oh I how truly I wish they would see as I do….And then, for the love of god, PICK IT UP!
The pencil shavings, the hair clips, joke book, wet towel, yesterday’s socks (oh who am I kidding -last weeks socks) the homework folder, cd’s, uno cards, unfinished finger knitting, finished finger knitting, empty silly putty container, the random shoe lace…..
What I am about to tell you is a true story, I kid you not. You see, I did a little experiment on my family. (No animals were harmed although our dog kept to herself and out of my way just in case) This one particular day, my daughter brought home a large map drawn on poster board. (I think most readers at this point would agree that a poster board is large enough to be seen by the naked eye, by the average person, with or without superpowers.) We all exclaimed how wonderfully well she had copied Africa and popped it up on the kitchen counter because we all know that is exactly where maps of Africa on large poster boards belong. 2 minutes later the map falls on the ground in the middle of the kitchen. (who knew, but perhaps the map was too big for the counter after all) Now before I go any further, I must point out that like most family homes the kitchen is the busiest room in our house, it is frequented by every member of the family, often, and is where the all manner of conversations, arguments, passing comments, daily scheduling, political discussions, negotiations and feeding of the hungry masses takes place.
Here is the part where I kid you not, as in I am not kidding in the slightest but wish I were, So, how long do you think we stepped around, over, on top of that map? A few minutes? An hour? An evening? A day?…..well sadly the truth is, Africa was on our kitchen floor for 3 days. Yes, you read it right, 3 DAYS people!!!
And how did it finally go from floor to garbage bin? Well, I think we all know the answer to that. (yeh yeh it was the kids project, but I say if it’s been trodden on by the creator then all bets are off) I just couldn’t take it any longer, the shameless neglect and abuse that map endured just had to end. My experiment had proved all my worst fears. My entire family either cannot see which I seriously doubt as I’ve seen them seeing during various points of their lives. No it’s much worse I tell you, after living with such suspicions for years now, it has been confirmed – I don’t think my family can…..bend!!!!