This is a story of a girl who finally found her forever home, in Jesus, and in person.
GUUYS! MEETING IN THE KITCHEN!!!!!!
“Thank you all for coming so quickly. I am happy to say that I have looked around the house and find that after only two days of cleaning, the house is immensely cleaner than it was when we started. Of course, there is still some work to be done, but if we work hard and keep cleaning, we may be able to get the house done before Amelia gets here. Are there any questions?”
“Yeah, I have one,” said Julie. “can we have a cool mission title for this. something like…Super Spy Mission?”
(ugh, this one’s blurry, sorry.)
“Ooh, or something like Operation Adoption.”
“Ooh, I like that one!” said Kaya. “Oh! And we can have a cool theme song like thing. I have an idea!”
(This one is too. Apparently, I am not the great photographer that I thought ;P)
Everybody, please stand in a circle and hold out your hands, and Nelly, please get in the circle.
“Rebecca, please hold out your hands.”
“Um, you don’t know where those hands have been. I am NOT touching them until they are washed or gloved,” said Rebecca with a swing of the hips.
“IT’S OUR HANDS!!!! WE DO KNOW WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN!!!!!!!” Julie and Nelly said simultaneously.
“Hmm, don’t believe you. Go ahead, wash.”
WE HAD JUST WASHED OUR HANDS BEFORE WE CAME DOWNSTAIRS! YOUR hands are probably dirtier than ours!” Julie said.
“Yeah! Wait, how did you know that I had washed my hands before I called you guys in?”
“Let’s just say that I am exploiting my strengths to the fullest extent.”
“Uh, huh. Anyway, Rebecca, will you please let us touch your hands?”
“ANYWAY!” Kaya said. “Can we please continue?”
“Yes. Continue, sorry.”
“Thank you. Anyway, do you guys remember the hankie pankie? It’s basically like that, only I changed the words.”
“Ok, Ready? Here we go.”
by the lake
in a house,
a house of eight,
where we all
are cleaning oh so late,
Operation Adoption is underway!
Very nice. I am going to assign jobs now.
Rebecca, you have the living room.
Kaya, you have the dishes.
Josephina, you have the refrigerator.
Julie and Emily, you guys get the beds,
Samantha and Alexis, you guys get the table, chalkboard, and the kitchen floor.
And I have the laundry and the bedroom floors. Plus, I will be supervising.
Super-Visor? I don’t need a Super-Visor. I don’t even need a regular visor!
“Umm,” Nelly said.
Oh THAT kind of supervisor. Well, I DEFINITELY don’t need that!
We’ll see about that. Anyway, Operation Adoption commence!
Ooh! Cake! Ew, it has a footprint on it. What should I do with it?
I think I left my cake in the living room yesterday. I wonder what Rebecca is going to do with it. Stuff it under the couch?
Under we go. Much better!
Haha, I don’t think that she is that goofy!
Ok, so I am supposed to clean both the top and the bottom of the fridge, how am I going to do that? Ooh! I have an idea!
“JOSEPHINA ELIZABETH MONTOYA! GET DOWN FROM THERE RIGHT NOW!!” Kaya said with great concern.
“Why?” Josephina said.
“Because it is dangerous and you are wearing ice skates.”
“What are you talking about? This is like, the safest thing ever! Whoah whoah whoah!”
“Oh, ok. I am beginning to see your point.”
“Mmhmm,” said Kaya.
“Maybe if I take the ice skates off.” Josephina said.
“You can believe that if you want,” said Kaya.
“Aren’t beds so easy to do?” Emily said.
“Yeah, I can’t believe that this is the job that we were assigned.
*You hear much humming.
*Still more humming.
“I didn’t even know we had this much stuff in the house.”
“Hey! Good job girls! The living room looks great.”
“Yeah, they really cleaned up that floor really well.”
“They sure did!”
“Anyone want to tell me why all of the food and trash is underneath the cushions?”
“We think that she overheard us joking and decided to use the idea that we had.”
“Yeah! We thought that it was obvious that we were joking, but apparently not.”
“Rebecca, you need to pick all of this up and put them away.”
“But I worked so hard!”
“By stuffing them under the couch cushions? I think not. Clean now!”
“Good job girls.”
“Great job Kaya, you got the dishes done in record time.”
“Why is Josephina on the fridge?”
“She finished cleaning off the fridge and she decided to make the top of the fridge her ‘secret hiding place’.”
“My hand is so pretty.”
“Mmhmm. Did you clean the inside of the fridge?”
“Ok, let’s just take a look.”
“I would open that with caution.”
“Why? I doubt it’s that bad.”
“Ok, I was wrong.”
“Josephina, you need to pick that up, and put it away PROPERLY.”
“REBECCA!” Alex screamed.
“What’s wrong?” Nelly said in a panic.
“Um, do you SEE the floor? Rebecca just put all of the garbage from the living room, all over the floor in the living room and the kitchen.” Alex said.
“REBECCA MAY RUBIN!!! YOU KNOW BETTER THAN THAT!”
“Nelly! The washing machine is shaking like it’s about to explode.”
“NELLY! THE WASHER AND DRIER JUST EXPLODED! NOW THERE IS LAUNDRY EVERYWHERE. IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND THE BED ROOMS.”
“LA LA LA!!!” Josephina sang over the commotion.
“Emily and Julie, go and clean up the laundry.”
“Josephina, get down NOW and CLEAN OUT THAT FRIDGE!”
“Kaya! Are you ok? What happened?”
“Yeah, I’m fine! I think that I tripped over that chicken. I hope he’s ok.”
“He looks fine. Where did he even come from?”
*You hear three knocks.
“Huh? Who is it? Come on in.”
“Hi. I’m Amelia. I’m sorry if Horhay caused some trouble.”
“He came through the doggie door.”