|Working child, 1910|
I was in and out all day yesterday with one kid or another, and damn if that silverware basket didn't sit on that counter, un-emptied until nearly 8:00 PM when I finally came home after the last lacrosse game. I yelled for Oliver to COME EMPTY THIS SILVERWARE THIS INSTANT! Sophie's caregiver, Mirtha, told me that she thought I had left it out for a reason and apologized for not putting it away. I said, Oh, no! I was doing a small test of change. When Oliver came in, he told me that Mrs. B at his friend's basketball game told him to put away the silverware but don't tell your mother that I told you.
That's weird, right Mom? he said, completely clueless. I don't know how she knew this was sitting out all day.
OK Mrs. B -- you're busted.
I just thought we were going to use the clean silverware right from the basket from now on, he said, as he put the silverware away. That would have been cool.
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