Friday, February 11, 2011


this afternoon, i was feeling well enough to beat the children into cooperating do a little cleaning up around the homestead.  

we played a totally forced and unpleasant merry game of tidy up the living room.  

some people went to bed instead of helping everybody found a way to chip in.

then we went sort of across the street for dinner, and when we came home, there was a colossal mess on the verysame living room floor that had been cleaned just hours before, and was actually clean when we left the house.  this mess included gobs of cereal scattered across the floor, a booster seat from the kitchen table, and a pair of underwear.

i didn't even think we *HAD* cereal in our house.

please tell me that this happens at your house, too.


  1. It does happen at my house. And WHAT? Your kids teach themselves to read? I'm grumpy. Not at you, just in general ;-)

  2. anyone that says this doesn't happen to them and have children ... are lying.
    today? i decided i'd had enough of the whole everyone doing it thing and i did it all myself. which i know totally won't teach my children ANYTHING in the long run. but dude. it was done in a mere minutes. and no one (me) was screaming.

  3. Haha. Yes...why do we even bother cleaning up? Something very similar happened to me the other day.

  4. This is why I'm slowing getting rid of everything.
    Your Friend, m.

  5. It is a never ending battle! You clean, they mess. It's like they cannot help themselves. They see a clean space needs some mess! It's magic...really! Yesterday, I vacuumed after a popcorn explosion in the kids room. The kids then ate dinner and went to bed. The next morning, MORE popcorn had appeared and was smashed into the carpet. I have NO idea how it appeared....magic. Good luck in the clean house battle.


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