Wednesday, February 10, 2010

see? moms spill too

Monday is my big clean-up day.

I've said it before, it's the start to a new week and I like to start out the week with a clean house. I deep-clean vacuum, do 2-3 loads of laundry, straighten and tidy the kids rooms really well, and sweep and mop all the tile. The best part about it is, I'm usually done with said chores by around 10am. I'm a morning person, and I like to get icky stuff done and out of the way so I can enjoy the rest of my day and week, when I'll just spot-clean as it's needed.

One of my big complaints regarding cleanliness (and I know all you parents totally know what I'm talking about here) is that when I clean it really doesn't take too long before everything's all mussed up again. This is really obvious to me when it comes to my kitchen floor.

Usually within hours after I've mopped, someone has splattered juice, or eaten their snack in mid-air (and not over the table or their plate for crying out loud), and otherwise dirtied up my pristine tile floor. It is So Discouraging, am I right? I find myself groaning out loud, "why do I even try?? I can't even keep it clean for 24 hours! I'm quitting and moving to Sweden!!"

I don't know why Sweden just popped into my head. *pondering* Do I want to move to Sweden?


I rant and rave and complain and point fingers and punish and grumble and count-to-ten and grit my teeth and pull out my broom and mop and clean clean clean, all the while wishing for a maid. Or a dog.

So I had to laugh this past Monday when I was enjoying my clean house...getting some dinner ready for the troops, and over the course of the evening, proceeded to spill FOUR times all by myself. Four times!? What the heck? I was rushing a little bit, but for the most part, it was just sloppiness and carelessness on my part.

It reminded me that nobody is perfect, we all mess up, we are afterall, human. (even me) I even pointed it out to the kids that Mommy spills too, and hopefully the next time my kids dribble sticky ice cream all over my grout, I'll recall that I had a messy day too, not so long ago.

Now excuse me while I go mop again.


Roger said...

I bet you also color outside the lines.

Jenna said...

Fridays are my big cleaning day! I love having the house all clean at the same time! And yes, I'm the most klutzy of all when it comes to spilling.

Kendra said...

That's too funny Amie! I HATE mopping. I recently got a Shark steam mop and it's not so bad. It's pretty easy to just pull it out and plug it in. It's great for spot cleaning too.

I keep dreaming of the day when I can have the whole house clean at once. Someday... *sigh*

Angelica Bays, said...

Umm, hello? Did I vacuum and empty the little tub thing 4 times before my hbby let the dog in with muddy paws!!!??AaAaaaa!!!!

jinxi~ aka angi said...

When I spill I usually break the glass into a zillion tiny shards too..
Its good that you shared this with your kiddos. ;)