Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sisyphean Tasks: I've Taught Her Well


Ramona and I are reading the first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief. Today, Sisyphus came up and I asked if she knew what a Sisyphean task was. She thought she knew, but she asked me to explain anyway.

"So, you know that Sisyphus was condemned to push a boulder up a mountain, only to have it roll back down every, single time. Then he had to push it back up again. So, a Sisyphean task is one with no end in sight ... you just have to do it again and again and again."

"Like laundry," she said, nodding.

This girl understands life.

My work here is done.

8 comments:

sarah said...

Lol!

Monica said...

And cooking dinner. At least for me.

tanita✿davis said...

Hah! Well done, that Ramona! Laundry, definitely a Sisyphean task. Cooking, bathroom cleaning...

Laurie said...

Gave me a smile today! So very true.

Lindsay said...

Too true! And I've always said, it's never done, unless somehow you can manage to have the whole family naked until it is finished!

Karen Edmisten said...

It also reminds me of an old Erma Bombeck saying that housework is like stringing beads without a knot. :)

Laurie said...

Gotta love that Erma! I feel like that every weekend about housework!

Karen Edmisten said...

Every day, Laurie! :)