Saturday, May 29, 2010

Absence makes the heart grow fonder?!?!?!

As I mentioned before, this summer is all about CHORES! Or at least we'll start them, like New Years resolutions, right? I have never considered myself a pig or even a real messy-type person but with shows, teaching and life in general - things get away from you. I mean, laundry gets done and kids are fed and dishes are done, but I get behind on stuff that I just can't keep up on. Things that are important to me - maybe not everyone but to me. So . . . we are gonna fix that this summer.

So far, so good. I have changed things up a bit and we decided (we, as in the hubby and I) that we'd take a room a day and divide up the chores in 4 ways to deep clean it from top to bottom. This usually entails -
1 - vacuum (including the edges)
2 - dusting (including removing all items and replacing after dusted, ceiling fans)
3 - wipe down walls, baseboards, door frames
4 - windows (wash in/out, wipe down sills and blinds)

First day was my studio room. The kids were GREAT and the room looks GREAT! I did have to go in and do some "touch up" but most of that was my stuff to go through anyway. I can see through my windows, my shelves are easier to find music in and it looks and smells great! (I love the new room/fabric refresher from Bath and Body! It's about $8 a bottle, lasts forever and the SMELL is AmAZing and LASTS FOREVER!) And all of this happened in about an hour and a half and with little to no fighting.

Day two is happening now. The family room. Center was emptied and Old English'ed, blinds, windows, couch cushions removed and vacuum is running in couches (YIKES), walls washed, etc. etc. etc. BUT . . . there is a TON of fighting happening today! It's only been about an hour and it's almost done but you'd think I'd asked them all to scrub the top of the Chrysler building! Arguing about this, yelling about that! I'm pretty sure some of it has to do with the fact that they all stayed up a little TOO LATE since it was the first FRIDAY SCHOOL WAS OUT but my goodness!!! I came to the solace of my room and as I left them to finish up (hubby and I do help them - I did yesterday, he did today) I heard one of the boys tell the others . . . and I quote . . . "I don't know if I like her home more now. Maybe she'll get another show."

Does absence REALLY make the heart grow . . . FONDER??? LOL! Maybe not, but I'll have a CLEAN HOUSE in the meantime!


Crazymamaof6 said...

hilarious a about getting another show! my kids will often ask me to go out, so they can have some freedom and my computer. LOL. sounds like a great plan.


That is hillarious. You are ambitious. I need to do a crack down around here too!

Lacey said...

I'm so glad you picked back up with your blog!!! Elodie will be in 1st grade this next year so we are cracking down on things we weren't during kindergarten. The summer is a great time to start!

Laurie M. said...

Funny, that they wish you'd get a show going again!! I love your idea of deep cleaning a room every day. I might have to try that.