And so, here is the story (all of it is true):
If You Give Christine a Duster
By Christine A. Hodge
If you give Christine a duster
she’s going to want to dust the ceiling-high shelves in her bedroom.
And when she dusts up high, the dust will fall to the dresser below
and she will have to dust the dresser and everything on it.
When she removes everything off of the dresser and onto her bed
she’ll notice that the bedspread doesn’t match the new motif she wants for her room
so she decides she will go shopping next month for a new bedspread.
That thought causes her to look around the room and see what else doesn’t "fit"
and she starts removing paintings and plaques from the walls.
Standing back and looking at the bare walls, she notices they are dirty
and goes and gets a wet cloth and washes them.
When she turns to throw away the dirty cloth, she sees all of the stuff on her bed
and realizes that she needs to put things away
and so she takes the things that no longer "belong" to the hall closet.
Looking inside the closet, she notices an empty box that would make a perfect little table for the girls’ bedroom.
She takes the box into the girls’ room, sets it upside down and realizes that it needs a tablecloth.
She remembers saving one of the girls’ little baby blankets and goes to retrieve it.
After putting the "tablecloth" on the "table" she thinks it still looks bare
and so she gets a few play dishes and sets the table.
Then she remembers that she never finished putting away her bedroom things
and returns to her room to finish the job.
As she puts her great-aunt’s china doll back on the dresser,
she wishes she had a chair for the doll to sit upon.
While she is brainstorming, she suddenly remembers a wooden doll chair
that her daughter recently got rid of
so she retrieves it out of the "garage sale" bag and puts the doll upon the chair.
Standing back and looking at her finished project
she sees the duster that needs to be put away.
And you know that if you give Christine a duster
she’s going to want to rearrange the room!
The new "table" in the girls' room.
The finished project (for now!)