I had kids....
And all my friends ran for the hills
Friday, May 3, 2013
Clean House, Messy House
My husband's cousin and his wife are some of the only people that have stayed regularly in our lives since we had kids. Probably because even though they don't have any of their own, they both really like children and aren't bothered by the noises young kids make that tend to make other spawnless adults cringe. They've been talking recently about starting a family of their own and I really hope they do.It always makes me laugh when I go over to their house and she is all apologetic because she didn't get a chance to clean before we came. I've tried explaining to her that her idea of messy would be what my house might look like if everyone left for like two days and I had 48hours of uninterrupted cleaning. Part of it is that they have yet to accumulate all the stuff that kids come with. At this point, if we are having company, I have to concentrate on a few key areas. I clear the folded/unfolded (or maybe dirty) laundry off of the couch with the least amount of juice stains. I do the foot sweep, pushing all toys off to the side out of the main areas of walking. Check the bathroom and make sure the toilet has been flushed and clean and droplets of pee off the seat, and I might even take a quick glance in the fridge and toss any containers of food that have transitioned from leftovers to science experiment. That's about all I get cleaned for company....which probably explains why we don't have that much.