What Pelos Does All Day Long
I thought it would be obvious, but people have asked, so...
Actually, it's all day and all night, because I'm mostly nocturnal.
But starting around sunrise, I have to:
- Walk through the house to make sure nothing changed while I slept.
- Look out the window to see what's going on outside. Watch the birds.
- Wait for Ed and Connie's alarm radio to go off. Wake them up.
- Push them out of bed, or at least scream at them until they get up.
- Remind them where my food is and how to prepare it.
- Eat breakfast.
- Remind Ed and Connie to eat breakfast.
- Take a nap, now that I can have the bed to myself.
- Get Connie off to school, if she has to be there.
- Get Ed to start working.
- Examine the back yard in minute detail from my window.
This could take several hours.
- Remind Ed to take a break.
Ask for dinner just to see if his brain is working.
- Nap some more.
- Check out the entire house again.
- Make Ed take a break again.
Try to get him to move out of the chair this time.
- Look out the front window for a while.
- Look out the back window for a while longer.
- Nap again (watching can be tiring).
- Get Ed to feed me, because it really is time for dinner.
- Back to bed for a well-deserved nap.
- Connie comes home! Ask her to feed me (you never know).
- Connie usually knows that she should eat, so I go and remind Ed.
- Wait patiently on the couch for them to make their dinner.
- While they eat, I remind them how hard I watched and napped all day,
so meybe they'll give me some of their food too. Sushi is the best!!!
- Sleep some more while they putter around.
- Make the rounds of the house again.
- Remind them when it's time for them to sleep.
- Remind them again an hour later.
- Drag them bodily into bed. Sheesh! Will they never learn?
- Lie in bed with them until they are asleep.
- Walk through each room of the house one last time.
- Take another nap.
- Start the next day.
And they think I have it easy!
Maybe after they read this, they'll realize just how hard I work around