I will kill you!

Left work today and discovered that Tember had text me.
Wanted me to pick him up as it was a little chilly.
Definitely too cold for me to be walking to meet him.
According to him.
Granted I had been going to text him and ask if he wanted me to pick him up.
But I decided no I was going to go and grab a sweater to put on before heading off to meet him.
I messaged and told him I was on the way.
It was kind of nice no other parents picking up their children.
When I spot my child.
In shorts.
Without his jacket on.
When I left for work he was wearing sweats.
Oh yes I forgot to mention that Tember decided that he would walk to school today as he did not want to go to his dad’s before school.
As an experiment I would say it was a success.
For winter he is going to wear long johns and toque with mittens/gloves to walk.
When the temp gets down to -20 we will see.
Once home I made coffee and relaxed.
Decided Tember was going to do the dishes.
And the drama that ensued……..
You would have thought I was asking him to jump into a dumpster full of rotting fish heads.
Mom you know I cannot do the dishes. 
I don’t know how to make them clean.
They are always dirty you know that.
I can’t do this mom.
Of course you can do it.
How do you think that I learned to wash dishes?
Mom I am going to kill you.
What if there is a piece of mold and I miss it?
I always leave them dirty.
You are going to get sick.
Tember I am not stupid. 
Do you really think that I would put food on dirty plates?
I can see if it still has food on it.
But what if I don’t get all the germs off?
I am going to make you sick.
He is getting riled up.
I am sitting on the couch and not budging.
He is going to do the dishes.
Stomping around the kitchen.
He pulls lid from the cat food and tosses it.
Stomp. Stomp. Stomp.
Now I am full on done.
Tember you had better check that attitude right now.
You know that you are to use soap and water to wash the dishes.
I expect you to do them properly.
There was no more muttering.
There was no slamming of dishes.
He went off to his room.
Eventually I got up to make supper.
I put the dishes away.
Of all of them only one had to be rewashed.
The cat’s milk bowl.
Even I miss that.
Point in case I had to rewash the second one that I did as I missed some dried on milk.
After I was done I stuck my head into Tember’s room.
Hey buddy I wanted to say thank you.
You did a great job on the dishes.
Nice work.
Thank you mom.
Now I did think briefly of dropping to the floor and convulsing as though I had been poisoned.
But I figured Tember would not find it as funny as I did.
I am giggling thinking about it right now.
Have a terrific Thursday evening/Friday Morning loves.
Tember and I took new pics. As you can see we had a bit of fun.
©Oct. 1/20
Picture is my own
©Oct. 1/20
Picture is my own

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

13 thoughts on “I will kill you!”

  1. Och aye, the hairy one always “forgot”……but seems to remember when he hears me coming back down stairs from work in the study…..or “was just going to……” if he is too engrossed in whatever he’s up to to hear me appearing.

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    1. Lol I love the ‘I was just getting up’ like do you think we are blind? We see you still ensconced in the bed of blankets with a tableside of pop cans and dirty plates. I chuckle sometimes others I feel like a shrieking shrew 24/7 😂😂😂

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    1. I asked him why I have to ask over and over and over again to do something and there is no real answer. I am beginning to think he likes hearing ‘Tember……Tember….Tember…..
      Tember get out here and do (fill in blank) lol swear I speak another language some days


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