Thursday, June 29, 2006

What to do today?

Hmmm... What to do today? I know you're all at the edge of your seat wondering what a thirty-something mom of three does all day. Ha!

Laundry - most likely three or four loads. And that's only because I did three yesterday.
Cleaning - bathrooms - kids and master, touch up basement and 1/2 bath.
Floors - one word - sticky. Freeze pops and popsicles are in the house!
Windows - sure, one little handprint is cute, but a border of them and something has to be done.
Refrigerator - today is trash day. Time to clean out the out-dates and wipe it down inside and out.
Dust - dust is everywhere! I suppose this is what happens when you keep your house open all day because of the nice weather.
Mow - the lawn needs mowing before we head out of town.

The kids will help, sure, but somedays I'd rather just do it than be barking orders - "Keep the water in the toilet," or watch them get halfway done and quit "I don't want to do this anymore." Yea, well I don't want to either, but at some point it has to be done.

I'm not quite sure where I am on the scale today. I mean I want then to learn responsibility and the 'correct' way to clean a bathroom and all that, but I'm just not sure if I'm up for it today. And, right now I'm at the place where the kids want to help.

The last load of laundry is in the dryer. The lawn is mowed. The fridge is cleaned out. The windows are done. We even fit a quick trip in to the closest park. Rather than work on the rest of the list during Baby's nap time, I showed the other two the "correct" way to roll peanut butter cookies in sugar.


Dan said...

I find with Tam - 15 months old - if I give her a sponge and a SMALL bowl of water, she pours it on the floor and sits there scrubbing for ages. Maybe you should try it - find the grubbiest patch and set them to it ;)

Gretchen said...

Been there, done that. I agree, that if they think they're helping, it goes a long way!

Denise said...

And some people think us SAHMs do nothing all day but eat bon-bons and watch soaps. HA!

Tired Tunia said...

Congratulations! You've done more housework in a day than I've done in the past month or so. Besides the laundry. I've done lots of laundry. And sticky things on the floor? That is the dog's job.