It’s been a while since we’ve had the usual overnight guests, parties, or visits from grandparents, so needless to say, I haven’t cleaned my house. It’s hard to motivate when there is no impending event forcing me to go on a crazy cleaning spree! But the current state of my house really has me thinking…wouldn’t it be nice to have a clean house for just my immediate family to enjoy once in a while? My kids are so used to asking, “Who’s coming over? Are we having a party?” when they see me break out the vacuum cleaner. Sad but true.
If it makes you feel any better, take a video tour of my house BEFORE cleaning. Starring, in order of appearance: Pacifier Baby, PJ-wearing Bubblegum-chewing Girl, Laundry Pile #1, Crusty Old Smoothie Cup, Empty Can of Chili, Dried Up Ice Cream Puddle, Sink Full of Dishes, Unflushed Toilet, and Laundry Piles #2 and 3!
It’s not that I don’t have expectations for us to pick up after ourselves. The daily basics usually get done on a daily basis i.e. load the dishwasher, put some toys away, throw yet another load in the laundry. Lately though, I’ve noticed that some of the messiest places in the house are completely my own spaces…as in the 4 kids I usually use as an excuse, don’t really have anything to do with the mess. Take my bathroom counter for instance:
|It’s a good thing you can’t see the floor!|
|This was taken on a ‘good’ day.|
**P.S. I wanted to take an “AFTER” video, but passed out after cleaning the entire day…woke up to find that life and messes keep on going…