[Kiwi is walking up the stairs, having moved some things down to the playroom/guestroom. There is speaking from the bathroom.]
Mother Crocus: "Did someone just say hello?"
Kiwi: "What? No."
Brother Crocus: "No, just you."
MC: "What are you doing in here?"
BC: "You just turned the light out on me and walked in!"
MC: "Well you two usually leave the lights on!"
BC: "So you turned the light off and then came in?" [Catches Kiwi's eye and shakes his head.]
Kiwi: "It's the only time she turns the bathroom light off--when we're actually in there. We don't leave the bathroom light on, Mum, only the stairs or the hallway to see by at night!"
[Mum laughs and walks back to bed wearing nothing but her natural tan.]
[Kiwi and Brother Crocus shake their heads more, both mumbling and laughing as they walk to their separate rooms.]
The number of times one of us will be in the bathroom and she'll turn the light out on us is pretty hilarious. The fact that this time she turned the light off on my brother, then walked in and was then even more surprised to find someone in there...hilarious.
We should learn to knock and close doors and put clothes on even when guests aren't here. Or, actually, we're fine the way we are--more laughs.
I know it's corny, but this is the sort of stuff I'm still here for, until my brother heads back to college for his final year. I cherish our last time really living together as a family under the old family roof. I know I'm repeating that like a broken record, too, but it's just because it's true and it comes to mind so often. I love my crazy wacky hippie-dippie geektastic family (even when they drive me crazy).
And since my family includes my old-man pugster pup but he was not in this entry, I will include him here with some Good Ol'-Fashioned Dog Logic: "Oh! Mum's making the bed! I know exactly where I need to be to help her the most!" [Wags tail, snuffs excitedly, and plops down precisely where I'm struggling with the bottom sheet and one stubborn corner of the bed.] Thanks, Mugz--you're a whiz with these household chores.
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