This morning my 6 year old daughter asked me, why is the vacuum in the middle of the floor?

I said, I’m not finished with it.

 . . . is someone coming over?

I told her no, but upon further reflection I realized that it was with an eye toward several people potentially “stopping by” that I had begun to de-clutter and vacuum the living room.

O well, there are many other life skill areas in which I am quite competent.