after almost a whole week of hibernation, I came out of my den today to find the house absolutely trashed. none of the kids have been doing their chores while I am sick in bed. Homecoming is tomorrow night and of course all my daughters have dates. My problem is this. Everyone has chores. Kids, wife, me. Full stop end of story. nothing is done! The house has sort of a funky smell like the trash hasn't been taken out (which I did already) dirty dishes in the sink, and the floors haven't been swept vacuumed or mopped as far as I can tell. One daughter was told to clean up her room before she left last weekend, and when she ran out of time I told her to work on it during the week. Not done, and worse. I am thinking of grounding everyone and cancelling homecoming! Here's my only thing..... I was very sick. h1n1 sick and stuck in bed for days. They all have some sort of cold which I got around Tuesday so I can sympathize a little bit because they weren't feeling well. I can allow them to slide for a day or so because of illness..... but all week? I am writing to you from my kitchen for the first time since last Saturday. I will spray the Lysol as I leave and rant to my wife some more.