I love to help around the house,
Mom mostly likes it too.
Except when she doesn't -
Like the time I dyed the wash blue.
I sorted the clothes into piles -
By size, not by color.
Everything came out blueish-gray -
The shade of denim, only duller.
Now when I offer to help Mom
She gives her head a shake.
"I've got the laundry covered,
Go help your Daddy rake."