Planning Without Plans

As She Who Must Be Obeyed and our youngest prepare for a trip to my in-laws’s house, I find myself trying to make plans as our oldest has plans and that will keep us from traveling at the same time as the others.

She Who Must Be Obeyed, with a certain sense of snarky triumph, declared that I’d be responsible for laundry. I didn’t have the heart to point out that 1) laundry’s not that hard and that I mostly don’t do it because I’m not considered competent (i.e. I don’t do it the way SWMBO thinks it should be done and that means she prefers to do it herself) and 2) even if I don’t do laundry, the clothes will still be here when we get back.

Mostly, I need to know when those of us left behind have to travel and which days I’m responsible for making sure meals get made.

I also have to decide how many chores out oldest will have time to do.

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