Cleaning Woes

This is my new favorite quote:

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."

I like it because it totally applies to the chaos that equals my house these days. I am not the best housekeeper in the world, but I do enjoy a clean house. I don't mind clutter so much, I just don't want the house to be nasty. There is a difference.

My house is ridiculous. Yesterday I spent all afternoon and into the evening cleaning it. I spent extra time scrubbing the dried spaghetti sauce off of Sawyer's chair at the kitchen table, digging Keaton's Jolly Rancher wrappers out of the couch cushions, and searching for the dirty clothes that Tate had stuffed in the dress-up cabinet in one of his attempts to clean up his room. So, I really felt like I got something accomplished. I still have a lot of laundry to do, and I need to clean the bathrooms, but you could at least walk across the kitchen floor without your feet sticking to the tile.

Today? Can't even tell I cleaned anything. So frustrating.

So, I guess I will begin again. I'm sure that there is something gross stuck to something nice of mine somewhere in this house!!

Happy cleaning to all you other mothers who feel the same way!!


Marc and Charity said...

Ok, is this Amber from OBU?!?!? This is Charity!! I saw this link on Meredith's site- Life at 7000Feet...and clicked on it and just sounds like you! If this is not, then sorry for leaving such a long comment! :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You're describing my life perfectly...even the part about shoveling snow.

Oh, and I just read charity's comment...I bet you totally know each other. See how fun this world of blog is???

Jennifer said...

I totally agree...I clean, clean, clean and the next day I wonder if I really did clean the day before! It's a never ending battle!!