I work from home, truth be told. So, while on the phone for my company, I see one of my dogs run through my house with my panties in his mouth. I know immediately, that this is going to set off the other dog, which will create a chain effect of the alternatively barking and chasing each other through the house to fight over my panties. That pair of panties, swiped from the basket of laundry in my “office/bedroom”, is now in danger of ending up in lost somewhere in my home. As the dogs bark, I alternatively say “Mmmhmmm” into the phone, and mute, hopefully in time to the dog’s barking. It is a bark-mute, silence-speak chain of events, that finally ends with me trying to prematurely end this phone call, as I look at the clock and see that it is almost time for the school bus. The school bus, of course, sets off the dogs again.
Suddenly I remember that I never brought lunch to my mom…
CLICK… safe for now… desperately hoping that I got away with it. Thankful that the other party on the phone either did not hear the chaos, or they were too kind to mention the sound of the dogs in the background.
Sweat has ceased pouring down my brow, and my blood pressure is returning to normal as I go out to catch the school bus.
Single Mom….. multi-tasking professional.