Monday, January 02, 2006
that tidying up urge
My house is a mess or more like a total wreck. The reality of my life is that I live with four slobs: they leave everything lying around and it doesn't seem to bother them. I'll admit it doesn't bother me AS much as it used to, but it still does. Especially today when I stopped by at some friends house, and they too have 3 young children, and the house was spotless. The Xmas decorations were all put away. maybe because its the dad who's the organizer. In this house, it's me but it's a loosing battle.
So I've spent the last 2 days pretty much locked up in the den trying to catch up on months of paperwork and organizing tax and year-end stuff. Boring! Meanwhile, the kids and hubby spent the major part of their time skating in the backyard, going in the hot tub and watching the SIX Star War movies. So each time I'd come out of the den, the mess was getting worse and worse. Yesterday, I declared it a "I'm not picking anything up for you guys day" and they looked at me like "whatever".
Oh well, one more week and they'll be back at work and school and I can try to have my house in order for a few hours till they come back home ;)