With Toby and Jesse both trying to get off to work in the mornings we stick to a routine that works well for everyone. Toby showers and gets his bathroom business done before Jesse gets up. Then we have a cup of coffee together and discuss our plans for the day, while Jesse showers. She tends to hog the bathroom the rest of the morning. I fix their breakfast or lunches or both while they get dressed. Sometimes I have to iron a shirt or something, but I try to get that done during the day while they are at work. Toby leaves the house first, and then Jesse leaves about twenty minutes later. I get on the computer and relax with my coffee and morning reads.
This morning, during our coffee time, I was planning their lunches. I mentioned to Toby that I had some leftovers from supper (I had made a new concoction with green-chili enchilada sauce and hamburger. It had not worked out quite like I had expected, but it was tasty). I was about to ask him if he wanted the leftovers for lunch, but he said, "You mean that wasn’t Alpo?" Those of you, who know me, know my reaction. I believe I said something like, "So much for your breakfast or lunch." Toby just hooted. He had gotten the rise out of me that he had been aiming for.
I got up to let the little dog out and the big dog in, since both were whining at the door. Jesse was coming out of the bathroom as Zoe Dog came in. Jesse said, "Oh, hello, big dog!" Then she looked at me and said, "I was talking to Zoe, not you." Another direct hit! She laughed and laughed at her joke. I live with two comedians.
After Toby and I get out of bed, we immediately throw the covers over the pillows,because if we don't, the dogs will be in the sheets. I make the bed later - after the dogs take a little morning nap.