Over and Over

It’s amazing that you can spend hours of your day cleaning and picking up after the people in the house, and at the end of the day, it looks like you did nothing but sit on your ass watching TV and eating bonbons?

Or is it just my house?

Last night, I decided to get the downstairs looking spiffy knowing full well I’d be up early this morning, and the coming downstairs to a clean kitchen and living room would make the early start to my day somewhat more tolerable. As the kids were already snoozing as I cleaned, I didn’t bother to vacuum up the goldfish crackers that Pumpkin had ground into the carpet (how DOES she do that?) – figuring, “Oh well, I’ll do it tomorrow.” I filled the dishwasher, scrubbed the counters and the stove, picked the toys up in the living room, wiped off the dining room table. It looked really nice.

Today, I’ve tried to stay on top of it, cleaning as I’ve gone – through my cheesecake baking, through lunch and dinner prep, through errand running and just day-to-day chaos with children. Of course, now that Hubby’s home and dinner is over? The kitchen is TRASHED! My biggest cleanliness pet peeve regarding my kitchen is that a sink full of dishes makes me cringe. Hate it hate it hate it. The sink is just a foot away from the dishwasher – I’m not entirely sure why no one else will put a dish in it. Sooooooo, now the sink is filled with dishes, the counter has today’s mail, and a few other miscellaneous things, the carpet (which I did vacuum today) once again has goldfish crackers ground into it. There is a spot on the carpet by the couch where a cup of choclate milk spilled. Pumpkin’s dirty clothes are in the corner of the living room, and The Princess’s new Halloween costume is on the dining table.

I give up!

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.

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