The Laughing Policeman
i have finally succumbed and Made A Roster, cos it's (nearly) the start of a new school year, and i am sick of hearing myself
1. *bleating* about being a Hotel Maid Around Here and
2. *being* a Hotel Maid Around Here.
this idea has been brewing in my subconscious since i read of jo(e)'s escapades last may. thanks for the inspiration, jo(e).
the disclaimer is that it's Not My Personality to Make a Roster, cos i generally just grab someone-unsuspecting-passing-through and keep a wee tally in my head of who's next. i don't generally like boxes. but my brain is getting squiffy and am thinking we'll try the boxes.
so, the deal is that this piece of paper (posted here cos i lose pieces of paper) lasts for the next four weeks until D18 escapes to The Big Smoke To Continue His Higher Education and we need to regroup. the rules are that ya can ask peeps to help ya with your *responsibility* (ooo, hoping the Big Words will help the bribery) but You (not moi) are The Policeman, and we all work together to keep this family happy.
otherwise i may have to do My Policeman Act... or better still, ask The Resident Schizophrenic to oblige:
Beds and Bedrooms Before Breakfast:
you wanna be able to get to the bed without breaking your leg.
D, R, J, S, M
every day, my friend!!
Kitchen Hand: scullery maid duties including
Dishwasher: please empty whenever full and help Mum clear the bench and load dishes.
Week 1: D
Week 2: R
Week 3: J
Week 4: S
Rubbish: empty cupboard when full, green bin and recyclables, and take all rubbish to the gate on Rubbish Day.
Week 1: M
Week 2: D
Week 3: R
Week 4: J
Washing: help Mum peg out washing, bring in, fold, put away.
Week 1: S
Week 2: M
Week 3: D
Week 4: R
Garden: cover pool at night, watering The Secret Garden and Veggie Garden, weed patrol.
Week 1: J
Week 2: S
Week 3: M
Week 4: D
Family Bathroom: rescue empty toilet rolls and keep vanity/mirror clear/clean. Learn to clean shower/bath too!!
The Black Hole aka Garage: ok, 'nuff said.
Week 1: R
Week 2: J
Week 3: S
Week 4: M
LAWNS: Daddy and Mummy (in her dreams)think it'll work?
it'll take a miracle!!
(guess the movie line)
now The Resident Schizophrenic is teasing me about blogging the roster.
but i'm laughing cos i'm off to find out who's cleaning up dinner *and* getting the washing in. and it ain't gonna be moi-même....
and D18 has just put his hand on my shoulder and asked (in his best policeman's voice), "as soon as that post is finished, please take your plate to the dishwasher."
i think i'm A Roster Convert.