Monday, January 12, 2009
so someone once told me they don't clean their house because they don't like to...
Now I know there are a special few out there, but honestly who loves loves loves to clean their house? I mean is there really people who can't wait to dust and do the dishes?
So of course I would rather read a book, write a post on my blog (hint hint), make something, talk to friends, or sit on my couch and stare out the window in deep thought than clean the house- but some things just need to be done you know- no matter if I like them or not- it is kind of like brushing teeth, changing poopy diapers, sitting through sacrament meeting with crabby kids- things you kind of should or must do even though you don't like to- but sometimes I just don't want to!!!! I swear nothing puts me in worse mood than cleaning the kitchen.
If only I could be a little more like Giselle...
We have been a little "enchanted" lately around the house...and since Kenzie and I have both watched this movie probably 15 times since Christmas, I now know exactly how to get the family into the perfect house cleaning mood. I just clap my hands with a "alright everyone let's tidy things up!" and Kenzie will sing "A happy working sooooong!" Chay just rolls his eyes- (I've actually caught Chay humming this tune once- but don't tell anyone)
if only I could find a dress like that to wear...housework would be so much more fun
ok so for my new year's resolution I decided to try a cleaning schedule for 2 weeks- I am seriously forcing myself to do it for 2 weeks. No matter how much I hate it- I am going to see by the end of 2 weeks if I sort of get used to it- Every day in the morning for 45 minutes I will do normal everyday cleaning stuff like vacuuming, dusting, put away, organize, make beds, kitchen duties -and also in that 45 minutes- each day of the week- I will heavy clean one room in the house. So there is also bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly chores too- I presume I will edit my schedule as I go- so I will see...Each day of the week has a new color 3x5 card to put on the fridge in the morning...I am boring myself already.
you have to understand, this is so not me- most of you remember Joette and I shared a bedroom growing up. We shared a bed too. Her side of the room was completely spotless with shoes lined up color coordinated and her clothes all folded- and then there was my side- clothes and shoes not color coordinated but just all over the floor so you couldn't see the carpet- you can see why we didn't get along very well at times.
Mom always wished to get organized. She was an amazing cleaner and so am I- but we are both a little scatter-brained- I imagine Mom having very clear quick thoughts now and being able to process so much more- now that she is without her body for awhile...she is probably loving the spirit world. I wish I could know exactly.
ok so operation home here I go...
"Wasn't this fun?"
(if you haven't seen Enchanted yet- you must...it is seriously so entertaining)
Posted by April at 2:30 PM