To Clean or Create?

‘Tis the Ultimate Question

A A McRae
Published in
Mar 5, 2024


a diorama of a befuddled woman sitting at a big table loaded with quilt squares, bowls of dough, spoons, sewing needles, yarn, construction paper, toys in a retro lavender kitchen
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My folks are coming to stay for a fortnight.
I want their visit to turn out just right.

But, should I make something nice?
Or tidy the house?
There’s so little time!
Should I consult the spouse?



A A McRae
The Daily Cuppa

I am a teacher, parent, cookie-baking experimenter, library enthusiast, and all-around bookworm. Twitter and Instagram: @aamcraewrites