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On Monday, she woke, went to the kitchen, poured two cups of coffee and set the table. She made breakfast and served everyone when they came in the kitchen. Each one kissed her on the cheek as they ran out the door. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She opened all the curtains and windows. She gathered discarded clothing from the floors in each of the bedrooms into her laundry basket and went down to the laundry room. While the first load was washing, she sat and wrote her grocery list. She moved the clothes into the dryer and began a second load of wash. She dusted the living room and family room before it was time to take the clothes out of the dryer and begin the final load of the day. She folded and put away the laundry.

She went into the kitchen, made a sandwich and had lemonade. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the plate and cup. She folded and put away the next load and moved the other clothes into the dryer. She vacuumed the living room and family room. She took out the iron and ironing board. She ironed, folded and put away the last load of laundry. She went to the grocery store and bought off her list. She came home and put away the groceries. She turned on the oven and baked a dozen cookies for an after-school snack. She chopped vegetables for a salad and prepared a chicken for dinner. She poured milk and served warm cookies when the children came home.

She set the table and served dinner. They all thanked her as they ran to watch television. She made chicken salad with some of the leftovers, then made everyone’s lunches for the next day. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She rinsed out the coffeepot and set it for the morning. She closed all the curtains and windows. She turned off all the lights. She locked all the doors. She checked on the children in their rooms. She took a shower. She turned off the television and woke her husband from the couch. They went to bed.

On Tuesday, she woke, went to the kitchen, poured two cups of coffee and set the table. She made breakfast and served everyone when they came in the kitchen. They all kissed her cheek as they ran out the door. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She opened all the curtains and windows. She straightened and vacuumed the three bedrooms. She scrubbed and cleaned the toilets and the bathtubs in the two bathrooms. She swept and mopped the bathroom floors. She washed the mirrors and polished the chrome.

She went into the kitchen, ate a chicken salad sandwich and had another cup of coffee. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the plate and cup. She wiped down and scrubbed the counters, the stove and the kitchen table. She swept and mopped the kitchen floor. She made some rice cereal bars for an after-school snack. She put a roast and potatoes in the oven for dinner. She lay Cub Scout and Junior Scout uniforms on the beds. She poured lemonade and served the treats when the children came home. She drove the children to their meetings and picked up the dry cleaning on her way home.

She set the table and leafed through the grocery store circulars while she waited for her husband to bring the children home. She served dinner when they came into the house. They all thanked her as they ran to watch television. She packaged some of the leftovers for her husband’s lunch, then made everyone else’s lunches for the next day. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She rinsed out the coffeepot and set it for the morning. She closed all the curtains and windows. She turned off all the lights. She locked all the doors. She checked on the children in their rooms. She took a shower. She turned off the television and woke her husband from the couch. They went to bed.

On Wednesday, she woke, went to the kitchen, poured two cups of coffee and set the table. She made breakfast and served everyone when they came in the kitchen. Each one kissed her cheek as they ran out the door. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She opened all the curtains and windows. She stripped down the beds, put the bedding into her laundry basket, then removed all towels from the bathrooms adding them to her laundry basket before going down to the laundry room. While the first load was washing, she washed the windows in the living room. She moved the towels into the dryer and began a second load of wash. She washed the windows in the family room and the master bedroom. She moved the sheets into the dryer and began the final load. She washed the windows in the kitchen and bathrooms. She folded and put away the laundry.

She went into the kitchen, made a sandwich and had lemonade. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the plate and cup. She folded and put away the next load and moved the blankets into the dryer. She baked a pan of brownies and a frozen apple pie. She made the beds with new linens and put out fresh towels. She made a casserole with the leftover chicken for dinner. She poured milk and served brownies when the children came home.

She set the table and served dinner. They all thanked her as they ran to watch television. She gave her husband the apple pie to take with him to his poker game. She made lunches for tomorrow. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She rinsed out the coffeepot and set it for the morning. She closed all the curtains and windows. She turned off all the lights. She locked all the doors. She checked on the children in their rooms. She turned off the television and went to bed.

On Thursday, she woke, went to the kitchen, poured two cups of coffee and set the table. She made breakfast and served everyone when they came in the kitchen. They each kissed her cheek as they ran out the door. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She opened all the curtains and windows. She gathered discarded clothing from the floors in each of the bedrooms into her laundry basket and went down to the laundry room. She thought she heard a voice. No one was home. While the first load was washing, she watered the houseplants. She moved the clothes into the dryer and began a second load of wash. She dusted the living room and family room before it was time to take the clothes out of the dryer and begin the final load. She folded and put away the laundry.

She went into the kitchen and had a slice of the leftover apple pie and a cup of coffee. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the plate and cup. Again, she thought she heard a voice. She couldn’t make out what it was saying. She shook her head. She folded and put away the next load and moved the other clothes into the dryer. She vacuumed the living room and family room. She took out the iron and ironing board. She ironed, folded and put away the last load of laundry. She went outside and pulled weeds from her flowerbeds. She swept the walkway to the front door and the driveway. She swept the sidewalk in front of the house. She turned on the sprinklers. She turned on the oven and baked a dozen cookies for an after-school snack. She chopped up the leftover roast and vegetables into a potpie for dinner. She poured milk and served cookies when the children came home. She turned off the sprinklers.

She set the table and served dinner. They all thanked her as they ran to watch television. She made everyone’s lunch for tomorrow. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. Again, she heard the voice. She went into the family room. They were all watching the television. They didn’t look up at her when she walked in the room. She stood there a minute. She shook her head and went back to the kitchen. She rinsed out the coffeepot and set it for the morning. She closed all the curtains and windows. She turned off all the lights. She locked all the doors. She checked on the children in their rooms. She took a shower and went to bed.

On Friday, she woke, went to the kitchen, poured two cups of coffee and set the table. She made breakfast and served everyone when they came in the kitchen. Again, she heard the voice. They all shook their heads, no one else heard anything. They all kissed her cheek as they ran out the door. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She opened all the curtains and windows. She scrubbed out the oven and removed everything from the refrigerator. She washed the inside and replaced last month’s box of baking soda. She threw out any old leftovers. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the containers. Again, she heard the voice. She shook her head. She defrosted the freezer.

She had a piece of leftover potpie and a cup of coffee. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the plate and cup. Again, she heard the voice. She shook her head. She packaged the leftover brownies and rice cereal treats in baggies. She made peanut butter sandwiches for an after-school snack. She packed soccer and cheer uniforms into over-night bags along with pajamas and change of clothes for each of the children. She poured milk and served peanut butter sandwiches when the children came home. Again, she heard the voice. The children didn’t look up at her, they didn’t hear anything. She shook her head. Later, she drove them to their friend’s homes. She picked up burgers and fries for dinner on her way home.

They ate the burgers and fries in the family room while they watched a movie. When it was over, she went to the kitchen. She rinsed out the coffeepot and set it for the morning. Again, she heard the voice. She closed all the curtains and windows. She turned off all the lights. She locked all the doors. She went to bed, shaking her head.

On Saturday, she woke, went to the kitchen, poured two cups of coffee and set the table. She made breakfast and served her husband when he came in the kitchen. Again, she heard the voice. She shook her head, again. He heard nothing. He kissed her cheek as he went out the door on his way to the golf course. She washed, rinsed, dried and put away the dishes. She heard the voice clearly now. “Wash us, rinse us, dry us, put us away,” the dishes said. She shook her head. She went around the house, opening all the curtains and windows, looking to see who was talking. “Wash us, dry us, fold us, put us away,” she heard the clothes on the floor in the bedrooms say. She shook her head, harder. The floors in each room said “Sweep us, mop us” or “Vacuum us” as she ran through the house. In the bathrooms, the sink and bathtub and toilets called to her to “Scrub us!” She ran back to the kitchen. “Wash us, rinse us, dry us, put us away!” “Wash us, dry us, iron us, fold us, put us away!” “Sweep us, mop us!” “Vacuum us!” “Dust us!” “Scrub us!” “Clean us!” “WASH US!” “Clean us!”

She screamed.

Her husband brought the children home that afternoon. They found her throwing dishes against the kitchen wall, screaming “Wash us! Rinse us! Dry us! Put us away!”