Yes, it sure is funny how life turns out. By the time you’re the one behind the desk and you’re the one assigning the chores, you realize it’s nothing like you thought. As you clean your floors, cook the dinner and iron shirts for all of those not-puppies, you know two things: It’s much harder than it looks, and you lived to tell about it.
That’s what you try to teach the Israelites who murmur against the cruelty of their desert existence. “This is much harder than it looks,” you chirp, handing them their work list. “And you’ll live to tell about it.”
It’s called the circle of life. They won’t believe you, either. Not until they’re busy raising their own little litter. You’ll be vindicated then as the cycle starts over, just like your parents were.
Rhonda Schrock salutes her parents for all the “cruel work” they made her do. She is grateful, even though she still doesn’t know what time those two trains will pass in the night. She says she still doesn’t care.