Friday my sister arrived in town for the weekend from Kansas City ans we did a pretty thurough cleaning in case they stopped by our house. It wasn’t really in the plans but I figured I needed to up my game with out of town company. So I cleaned.
Then we were at my moms from Friday until Saturday afternoon, so the house *stayed* clean for 24 hours. Who cares if no one was there to mess it up- 24 hours is some sort of record!
Then yesterday, on top of us being outside for most of the day, I busied myself with doing dishes and taking care of little messes before they became big messes all day long. I folded all the clothes while I listened to the radio from 7-9 (as per usual) and I scrubbed my sink within an inch of it’s life before I went to bed.
This morning I woke up, did a load of laundry, got the boys off to school and then proceeded to clean clean clean all day long.
It was insane! My clothes are all put away, all the fall/ winter clothes are removed from my drawers. The dishes were all done and I was busy making dinner when Yogi Dad got home…I even got a blog post done while Judah napped!
I have to give credit to this no blogging on the weekends thing I put into effect last week. Not falling behind with housekeeping on the weekend means I have a head start on Monday and when shit hits the fan, it’s really not that hard to recover from.
Actually I probably shouldn’t jinx it, considering I’m only 3 days into a clean house.
I also discovered Judah is not a fan of the vacuum cleaner. If I tell him I’m going to vacuum, he’ll repeat to me “vacuum floors? vacuum floors” and then he will run from whatever room we are in and sit on the couch and cry.
There are very few things Judah is afraid of and if he wasn’t so sweet sitting with his legs straight out in front of him and his hands on his legs sniffing back tears I might giggle at how comical the scene is.
So that is my Monday- not as manic as usual. Maybe there is something to this clean house thing?
I’m linking up this post to the Manic Mommy Monday hop hosted by The Gnome’s Mom– mostly because she is awesome but also so that I can remember to stop and record my daily life once in awhile. You should try it!