I sucked up my daughter’s green marble with the vacuum cleaner, the one I could clearly see in the carpet, the one that would have cost me three seconds had I chosen to bend down and save it.
I also sucked up eight or nine beads. Which rattled up the hose and caused the cat to claw to an exit. And which I could have also picked up, but didnt.
Then I went after a paper clip. And a barrette. And two Lite Brite pieces–which I might have picked up had I seen them. Same with the Polly Pocket comb.
And then since I was suddenly shameless, I started pushing the thing this way and that just to hear the sucking symphony of stuff leaving our floor.
I’ll try to get out more.