Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Learning Curve

We have a front door and a back door, but everyone uses the back door, and comes through the mudroom into the kitchen.  Which is fine by me.  I love my mudroom.  Most of the year it's the transition from outside to inside, and often lives up to its name.  It's also a nice buffer, so all the heat doesn't go right out the door.  Most of the year.

Because, you see, I spend 9 or 10 months of the year saying, "Close the doors!  I'm not heatin' the mudroom!"  Or the driveway.

And about the time they finally listen, and start to close the door after themselves, summer rolls around.  So now I'm constantly saying, "Leave that door open and let the breeze blow through!"

And you can guess when they'll get the hang of that... September.


leah said...

Perhaps you need to reverse the directions for the season- start telling them to leave the door open in October, and you'll be guaranteed to have an open door by June. And then in June, tell them to leave the door closed, and they'll comply right around October!

Of course, if you do that, they're bound to listen. And then you'll have a door wide open in chilly November...

The dB family said...

I totally get it! At least your consistent for months at a time. I'm only consistent for a day or two.