You are probably familiar with Aesops Fable-"The Ant and the Grasshopper." Well-the past week-I have been living a bit of a grasshopper life. Playing with the kids-piling up laundry and not putting it away, hitting Boston Market. As the fable teaches us too much frolicking can have dire results. Today is the day that I face the consequences of my actions. I have three hours with no kids-and I am going to make like an ant and WORK! This house is going to sparkle by 3 pm. I am making a public declaration-so here I go!!!!
In the meantime-here's a little snippet from Wikipedia (one of my favorite websites):
The Ant and the Grasshopper:
The fable concerns a grasshopper or cricket who has spent the warm months singing away while the ant (or ants in some editions) worked to store up food for winter. After the winter has come, the grasshopper finds itself dying of hunger, and upon asking the ant for food is only rebuked for its idleness. The story is used to teach the virtues of hard work and saving, and the perils of improvidence. Some versions of the fable state a moral at the end, along the lines of:
- Idleness brings want
- To work today is to eat tomorrow
- It is best to prepare for the days of necessity