Dear Benjamin,

Amen! You write the truth!

Once, as I was pregnant with my first child, my friend, Lisa, came over to visit. I proudly said that I was finished with laundry. My friend, who had three children living at home at the time, shook her head, looked at me right in the eyes, & said, dead serious & earnest, “Laundry is NEVER done!”

Now that I have two children, two dogs, & an unfortunate habit of dropping everything on myself as I eat (honestly, I should just go everywhere with a bib, is this some sort of a disability, what is wrong with me?!) I am constantly reminded of Lisa’s wisdom. Laundry is NEVER done.

Your uncles’s wisdom, too, should be etched on pillows. “There’s always something to do.” Life is never just DONE. Hear, hear!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.