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I'm a horrible housekeeper. Horrible. I know I am. I'm trying to do better. But it seems like every time I get a cleaning routine down somebody gets sick and it throws the whole thing off.
The house is a mess. I know it's a mess. I know it's embarrassing. I also know, most days, I try my hardest to make some sort of headway. But I also know with young kids there's going to be a mess.
Quite honestly, there are some days where I watch YouTube videos of the families that live in RVs and I'm almost envious. They moved into an RV and were forced to sell pretty much everything but what's needed. But I know we can sort through the things and get rid of stuff without buying a $70,000 RV that would fit all of us.
Part of me wants to rip all the carpet up (Thank God my husband stops me lol) because then it would just take a towel to wipe up messes and not worry about whether it soaked into the sub-flooring or not.
...And yet, every time I clean the stove I promise myself I won't let it get that dirty again. And it does. Then I spend an hour scrubbing on a stove because I didn't take the ten minutes a week to clean it good-or the few minutes every night to just wipe it down from the day's messes.
I hate cleaning the bathroom, but it's a necessary evil-I know. I cringe every time I clean it.. But I promise myself the same thing I do with the stove. Every time I clean it I promise myself I won't let it get that far again. But I do.
I thank God that my husband is so understanding. That he understands and he doesn't get mad when the house is a mess. I am blessed that he understands and knows that even if the house is a mess, it doesn't mean I've been sitting on my bottom all day-it simply means the kids needed me more that day.
I'm a horrible housekeeper. It's not a strong point for me, I will readily admit that and gladly take any help offered when it comes to cleaning the house. My house is a mess, though rarely 'dirty' mess (I am getting better at vacuuming every couple days instead of once a week), it's a cluttered, toy filled mess.
We're working on the clutter. We're working on getting rid of stuff we don't need. It's a work in progress. As am I. But in the meantime, if you come, please excuse the mess as I'm doing the best I know how (except maybe for the bathroom, I hate cleaning the bathroom).
As I'm sitting here typing, I'm looking at a popcorn filled floor.. We had popcorn last night and the baby tried to share with the dog, I need to pull the vacuum out. I'm also avoiding the half clean stove. IT'S ACTUALLY WHITE!!...except for a few spots of burned on who-knows-what because I'm a horrible housekeeper. I might have to take a picture to mark this momentous occasion. But then my horrible housekeeping skills would be documented.
I feel like I'm playing a balancing act and I keep dropping everything. My wonderful husband helps when he can, but there are only so many hours in a week and he needs to de-stress from work, too. Other than the normal housework, I'm sewing some new clothes, putting our store back on Ebay, getting ready for a new school year, cleaning out the office, creating a school corner in the dining room and we have added playing round robin with the beds.
That, in itself, could probably be a two page story but-so I'm not leaving you in suspense-I'll let you in on it. Dennis and I need a new bed, we ordered an air mattress. It seems to have the best reviews for overweight people to help with their backs. We also decided this winter that Andrew is getting old enough to stop sharing a room with the girls. Now, we have king size traditional mattress now. There is a bunk bed in the kids' room along with the toddler bed. The third bedroom upstairs is rather little, so our king size mattress will not fit... SO we have to disassemble the bunk beds, move them across the hall (Can we just knock down the wall? lol) reassemble the beds. Move the mattresses. (that's after shampooing the helpless carpet). THEN we have to vacuum the girl's room, I will BEG again to remove the carpet though I'm sure to no avail, it's not shampoo-able. We don't have the money to replace the carpet right now and with as rowdy as the kids are, we're worried about extra bumps and bruises on a hardwood floor. Move the king size mattress to the girls' room. Then back to our room, vacuum and shampoo the carpet, get rid of the head board, and set up the air mattress... The last two steps have to be done in one day. The bunk beds could be done a different day. But it could prove interesting.
As I'm sure you can tell by now, I'm rambling. I'm typing this over a course of a few days... Because. Well. Kids. These verses keeps coming to mind so I had to look it up.
Colossians 3:23-24 23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
I do hope I didn't confuse you with my rambling on... But every once in awhile I like to do a blog that wasn't preplanned. ;) The next post will be back on what's going on with school planning and such.