Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Mild Mom

I'm so mild these days, I'm not even posting. First off, I need to do some spring cleaning in this house. I know, I know, it's fall already! Well, I'm a bit behind and the drawers are overflowing, and it's time to take stock of who fits into what and what no longer fits any of the children.

I was reminded of the fact that my house is a cluttered mess at 6:30 a.m. when Hubby left for work. Okay, okay, I know this, but do ya think if you mention this to me first thing upon waking that it's going to put me in a very good frame of mind the whole rest of the day?

Nuh-uh!

But whatever tactic it was on his part, I do agree that closets need to be re-organized, worn-out clothes need to be removed, and old toys need to be tossed.

I hate doing this shit.

19 comments:

March to the Sea said...

donate stuff..that way it doesn't feel like cleaning it makes it feel like you are doing good!

we have places around us that call every 2 weeks..do you have anything for us?! Its great.

mama kay said...

Ug. I hate it too and my house is the same right now. I had a plan yesterday .. but I didn't realize it at all!
If the husband EVER mentions such things to me, I quickly remind him of the 12 - '76 sweaters & plethora of *rugby shirts* he is hanging onto .. he shuts up fairly quickly.

Trish Ryan said...

I had the same thought last week, "Perhaps I should do some spring cleaning..." it was several minutes before I realized it is fall now (and I only remembered then because I had the seat warmer on in the car to ward off the morning chill)

Let's decide as a group to put cleaning off until spring...theoretically, it might make us spend more time writing... (nice excuse, huh???)

Working Mom said...

That's what I'm going to spend this weekend doing. Exciting :)

pog mo thoin said...

I hate it too! You can tell by the way my house looks.

Two Roads said...

My sister came up with a great idea. She conned (oops I mean suggested) to two of her neighbors how much easier it would be to clean house together. So once a week they clean one of the houses and then afterwards treat themselves to margaritas!

Boo7 said...

LOL I had to chuckle at this post....especially the realization that it is now Fall.....just last week I was telling someone that I had to finish the spring cleaning that I had started mid-summer!! How does the time get away from us like that....oh that's right....life gets in the way......wellllllllll I would rather be living life than cleaning any day...wouldn't you??? (that's my story and I'm stickin' to it)

TTQ said...

ummm.my OCD will only allow so much sliding...I recently gave up sharing a closet with hubby, I was buying more new clothes at an alarming rate because I couldn't "see" what I already had..now my closet is arranged just so..
My husband is not allowed to talk to me in the morning, he has to wait for me to call or if I have requested wake up service, then he'll call to wake me up. Apparently he had some pretty traumatic episodes with me between the hours of 5am and 7am..I was sleeping, so I don't *remember*

Drew Blackstone said...

If it's worth doing well, it's worth doing tomorrow.

Just chill today and remember that some day the kids will move out, you'll get a condo, and burn your house (mess and all) down to the ground.

Save Sheila said...

I hate doing that shit, too. So I don't, but it shows. That's the bad part. But we are boxing stuff up to give away--we were going to have a yard sale, but that's way too much effort for me!

Brony said...

I think we all hate doing that shit.
You're right not the best way to start a day, but hey men will be men. What do you do?

Hotwire said...

when you're done can you come do mine...?

i'll pay you.

Karitown said...

Cleaning???? What's that????

I won't even go there;)))

Swishy said...

Tell Hubby that's going to be the Saturday activity ... and he gets to be in charge!

Thebodytalk said...

I know exactly what you're saying. I hate that, too. Why women're supposed to do cleaning thing. It's so annoying. No matter how hard you clean, it's gonna be mess again. So what's the point of doing cleaning? I just don't get it. But we're supposed to clean and re-organize things. I wonder why we are doing this. But no answer. Anyway, good luck!

The BodyTalk

Nicola said...

The actually cleaning out part sucks, but once it's all done I love the feeling of having a nice clean organised space! I did my spring cleaning a couple of weeks ago (it is actually spring here!) and I managed to keep it pretty clean so far too! I've even made my bed everyday, twice! Once in the morning, once after my nap lol.

Ramblin Rose said...

Okay I've just done all mine being spring here!! I'm done till winter... woo hooooo@@@

rr

Beth said...

god, I hate it too. I like the whole idea of conning some friends into helping and then drinking afterwards! I have to do this too, so lets see, who can I con?.......

Bina said...

I can't stand disorganized clutter! Everything has a place, right? Even clutter! LOL I really have to be in the mood to organize, but I did do my kitchen cabinets this past weekend. I swear, the bigger house you have, the more crap you have to put away.