Maryellen was the smartest mother on the block.
Under the guise of “learning”, she trained her kids how to clean the house while she pointed at the dirt.
Sure, the vacuum is way too big for little Bridgette, but who cares? Mom can sit and laugh while the poor girl struggles with the hose. Training for adulthood, if you get my drift.
Robbie, on the other hand, is learning to be a very critical husband, what with the attention to detail he’s giving that floor. “Why, when I was a boy, I could polish those floors until they sparkled!! Why can’t you, wife?” (of course, we could go in the other direction, but that’s so stereotypical…)
Dad just stays at he office and sends roses home. He knows better than to come home while it’s light out…he’s got window duty.
Ah, the smartest woman of 1954. Thank you General Electric! You’ve made life easier in so many ways.
Now, she just needs a dishwasher…hey, Uncle Ted…