Let me just tell you….enthusiasm abounded when I announced our morning plans to my children. They scattered like roaches do when the light comes on. Lovely visual huh? I've lived in the south too long!
In spite of their trickery, I
I armed myself with my trusty sidekicks...
No, not them. They are no help at all. Trust me.
These sidekicks work much better.
I ever so happily got to work. And if you believe that, you don’t know me very well. I sent Alex to go scrub the downstairs bathroom and do some vacuuming while I worked on his/the girls bathroom before mine.
Not to be left out of the scrubbing fun, Katie was put to work scrubbing kids
and finishing the vacuuming.
After the successful cleaning to mom's satisfaction, we earned our reward. Me, bribe my kids? No, why ever would I do that??
All those calories I burned off while scrubbing tubs just got eaten. Oh well.
But now if you are in the area and want to stop by, I won’t send you to the neighbor’s house to use the facilities. In fact, our bathrooms are so clean we may eat dinner in there.
Wouldn’t my kids think I’ve really lost it then? (snicker, snicker)
Whew. I think I’ve inhaled too many fumes today.