It was the day before departure and the “get done” list was long: go to Costco with Mom and sistas to buy ALL the food, start and finish the laundry, mow the lawn, last minute cleaning (my mom instilled in me a need to have my house spic & span before leaving on vacation so it feels good when you return and you don’t have to worry about it), and packing, packing, packing!
Late in the afternoon I was sitting on Conner’s bedroom floor with my back to his dresser packing his suitcase. I could hear him opening and closing drawers behind me, or at least I assumed that is what he was doing. Until I heard a huge crash and received a very large blow to the head. Conner’s 5-drawer (4 foot high) dresser had fallen over on him and landed on me. He had actually pulled out all the drawers at the same time. Conner was buried under 2 drawers, but he was basically in a void so he really didn’t get hurt – thank goodness! He was very scared, obviously but I was able to pull him right out.
Now me, on the other hand took the brunt of the fall. The top of the dresser landed on my head, leaving me with a very large and sore goose egg. The top drawer also slammed into my back, leaving a bruise. I really didn’t start feeling anything until later that night! It was an adventure, and now Dave finally understands why I want him to tether the dresser and other such pieces of furniture to the wall.
After cleaning up that disaster, I came downstairs to find Dave ironing. Yes, my hubby irons BUT keep reading! He picked up the spray bottle and proceeded to spray the shirt he had laid on the ironing board. I glanced at the water bottle as I walked by and it sent me into another panic. Dave was spraying the clothes withe OxiClean water and then ironing them. I had to re-wash all the newly ironed shirts!!
Guess who was ready for vacation?