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>> Saturday, June 5, 2010

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PLEASE don't think I have forgotten you!! I will sit down and visit everyone's blog soon, but today has been crazy...not only was it Princess K's last day of K-4, but Bubba B crawled into be with me this morning with a 102.6 fever...Got to love days that start off right *eyeroll* Hope everyone had a great Friday!!!


It's FRIDAY!!!

>> Thursday, June 3, 2010

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...well almost!  ANYWAY it is time for a list of all the blog link ups I will be participating in!!  Welcome to my new followers!  I really appreciate you stopping by!  :D

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One thing I have noticed about cleaning...

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Of all things I know about cleaning, one thing is for certain.  If you have small children, they can be in there room, completely consumed by their toys, but as soon as you pick up a cleaning implement, or heaven forbid start the vacuum, it is ALL over!  They run in the room, determined to help you out, whether you want them to or not.  Now don't get me wrong, on normal cleaning days, when the house is halfway straight and such this is not a bad thing.  The problem comes however, when your house is in such bad shape, you try to tread quietly for fear the surrounding mess may open up and swallow you whole.  That is how my house is right now to put it mildly.  My house pretty much went completely under in the weeks I was finishing my job, then even more mess got piled on in the last few weeks of my semester. 

In the perfect dream world that I sometimes slip into, my day was house was clean, and I decided to dust, my sweet eager kids came running in to help, and one sprayed the dusting spray, while the other wiped...can't you just hear the birds chirping, and the woodland creatures at the door?  UNFORTUNATELY, I live in the real world where the mess is so big that I don't even know where to start cleaning.  When I finally decided to vacuum all the birdseed from around Molly's cage, and dust the end table that sits beside her cage that constantly gets littered with seed casings and rogue water from her bowl.  As soon as the vacuum started they ran in and swarmed grabbed their play Dyson and was on his knees beside me, while the other was calling my name every 5 seconds asking when she could clean the TV.  As soon as I was done vacuuming, I did let them spray some of the cleaners (we use non toxic cleaners) for me while I wiped. 

Hopefully, soon I will be able to get this house in shape, and the dream scenario can ensue.  I will love it when it comes to that point b/c I can start their training in housework so that they may become experts in dusting and vacuuming just in time for them to decide that it is too much work, and they want to do other things instead.  Right now I just have to grin and bear all the stresses of a 3 and 5 year old "helping" me clean, even when it means days like today when I was very close to picking up the phone to call the judge to see if there were legal proceedings necessary to change my name from mommy.  Because even on stressful days like today, I sit in the rocker in their room as they dream about dinosaurs and rainbow unicorns and wonder why I was so stressed earlier.  I sit here in a dark room, listening to their heavy rhythmic breathing while blogging, not in tears because this day was so stressful, but with a tear on my lid because they are already growing so fast, and there is no pause button.  I can't afford to be stressed at these times until I finally get my house straight because I will look back at all of the time I wasted, with me being stressed and while I wait for my two little helpers to come and spray and wipe, they will be out with friends, or at college...and I will be left wondering what I was even stressed about...


Papers, Papers, EVERYWHERE!!!

>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Ok so to say that my house is so messy that I can't find the furniture is an understatement right now!  I had a hard time trying to keep up with the house while I was working full time, then I added school on top of it and I forgot what housework was...Now that I am not working and not in school, the mess is still here, and I swear every time I tackle it for an hour or so I only anger it. 

One of our biggest sources of clutter of the paper kind are Princess K's school papers.  She is finishing up her second year of school, and I have kept about 95% of ALL of her papers that have been sent home!!  It may only be me, but I feel horrible throwing part of her school career in the trashcan.  The problem with this is that we have never established a set place to put these papers, and I haven't really put the ones from last year anywhere other than in a pile. 

In retrospect, I should have written the date on the papers, so you could see her improvement, but of course I thought of that 2 days before school is out.  How long do you keep your kids' school papers and projects, and how do you store them??  I have heard of people scanning them, which is an awesome idea, but that takes LOTS of time, and is it really the same thing??  part of the sentimental value is to be able to pull them out when they are crazy teens and hold them...remembering the handwriting, and the days when they were young and innocent... *sigh*

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