What Have You Been Doing All Day?

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.
The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’
She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me sarcastically what in the world I do all day?’
‘Yes,’ was his incredulous reply.
She answered, ‘Well, today, I didn’t do it.’
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6 Responses to “What Have You Been Doing All Day?”


  1. 1 julie creegan-bell January 8, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    what a bloody good idea!!!! thats saturday taken care of here then. ;o)

  2. 3 Alison January 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Very funny….although I have read this before in a round robin email and a book. Still funny though!

  3. 4 Sue January 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Very funny and so true! Infact, I had the ‘What have you been doing today’ remark from my DH….and he’s still alive !! lol

  4. 5 babygenie January 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I love it, original or not – it brought tears to my eyes as I smiled and imagined…what if?!!

  5. 6 Anon January 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Love it! Seen it before but v good!
    I get so angry when my hubby looks around like ‘but what have you been doing then?’ aaaargh!! Oh nothing much just keeping your daughter alive!


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