3 x Children’s beds (1 bunk, 1 single)
3 x Pyjamas, still worn by children.
1 x chilly morning, with nowhere to be
3 x single bed sheets
Call out to children, who are all lazing in front of the television. Be ignored. Call louder, using terse tone. Listen for grumbling. Ask children to perform simple task of taking off sheets. Listen for further grumbling. Implore for their help. Mutter under breath numerous expletives and phrases, such as, ‘when I was your age I was making my own bed and using the washing machine’. Suggest children get dressed. Hear cries of revolt. Change suggestion to directive. Load all sheets and PJs into washing machine. Head back to bedrooms to make beds with fresh, clean sheets. Bump head on top bunk while tucking in flat sheet on lower bed. Clamber up and down ladder to make top bunk. Huff and puff. Get finger caught in wooden lip on single bed. Dream of the ability to hire a weekly cleaner to a) clean the house, and b) change children’s bedsheets.