Monday, January 3, 2011

Directions. Be Specific.

Scene:  Living room.
Approximately 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

Me:  Bubba, I want you to go upstairs, put on a fresh pair of underwear, after you take the dirty pair off, and get dressed.  Got it?

Bubba leaves the room.

H: (laughs) I like how you have to specify that he take his dirty underwear off before putting on a fresh pair.

Me: Don’t you remember that time last year when we caught him wearing 5 pair of underwear because he just kept putting clean on top of the previously used pair?  Even after he'd showered?  
We didn’t catch on for almost a week.

Hannah laughs.

Bubba reenters the room uncharacteristically quickly.

Me: Did you take off the bad before putting on the good?

Bubba: (Pulls the waistband of his shorts down so I can confirm the waistband of his underwear.) Yup.

Me:  Excellent.  Today is going to be a good day.

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