My contribution to 50 Precious Words. The challenge is self-explanatory, and I got away with only 48.
“Don’t track dirt in the house,” Mom said.
“Don’t get the floor wet.
Clean up. Shoes off.
Sweep. Mop. Vacuum. Dust.
I know it’s spring and you haven’t been outside in four long months.
But keep it tidy, kid.”
Poor Mom forgets the squish-skwelsh-squwick of brand new mud.