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Clarification on clean

Saturday, February 6, 2010

For those of you who have left comments on the pictures of my house saying "how clean" it is and how you wish yours could be that clean. But then you ask how that can be possible with your hooligans running rampid????

Trust me when I say "my house is not always this clean"!!

No siree...she has her EVER so nasty moments when I would just die if someone dropped by unexpected. But, I have tried to train my dust bunnies and their MANY offspring to run and hid under the couch and far away in the corners when company is coming....sometimes that works...then there are times when we are casually sitting on the couch watching TV when the heat or A/C cuts on......... and out of the corner of my eye I see a HUGE dust ball that looks like a tumble weed rolling across my livingroom floor!

I also have not showed you the pictures of my laundry room that has mounds of clothes, sheets and towels waiting to be washed, dried and put away, nor I have a graced your eyes with the horrible sight of Kyle's domain (aka the bonus room)...the main reason being, it's a never ending mess and I am scared to go up there because something that has grown out of last months Mt. Dew can may be large enough to tote me off into the gates of "you know where!"

Then there is Chris's weight room that is strown with every piece of equipment, dumbell, weightbench, free weights, elpicticle machine and ab slide that have ever been invented (and yes, he does use this room and works out like it is his second religion....PUKE!!!!) I personally get totally exhausted just listening to the weights clanking and his controlled breathing.

Then we have our guestroom, that for the most part stays clean, except for right now,cause all my tax crap is spread out all over the bed along with insurance junk that needs to be filed away(but there is no room in the filing cabinet cause that needs to be gone through and mess shredded to make room for more mess!)

And there is enough sand and grit on my tile floors that I bet if you went to the NC coast right now it would be empty with a note saying they have relocated to the Owens household courtesy of Kyles two feet, hands, clothes, hair and whatever else he has wallered around in!

So no ladies, my house is not always clean! I have always been a tad of a neat freak since I was small. When I was younger I would go in my room, shut the door and not come out until my room was totally clean and even move my bedroom furniture around! I guess it is just the way my brain works. I know a clean home does not make me a better parent or wife....but if you do just one thing each night it's really not that hard to do...and make sure everyone picks up after themselves...........THAT MEANS YOU KYLE!


Cathy said...

Yea, I need to get a little better at that one thing every night thing...probably never happen. lol

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Resh Rene` said...

Bahahaha I love you!! I am the same way to an extent...I try and make sure that our downstairs is always clean, just in case someone stops by, and it's nice to know that my laundry room isn't the only one on earth that still needs to be tamed!

Guess this post was for me....even at that you're still my hero lmao

Kristi said...

I just don't think I could get into doing something everyngiht! I have to be in mood to clean and then I go through like a mad woman. I do try and keep the living/dining/kitchen area pretty clean considering I have the little boy I babysit's mom in the house everyday. Cant say so much for the family room downstairs...aka literally looks like toys-r-us threw up down there.

Miss Jody said...

Ha! Ha!
Your so funny!

You have something over at my blog :)

Becky said...

I did a post once where I showcased all of the rooms in my house.

Of course you are going to take pictures when it is cleaned and looking beautiful!

People left me comments like that too, and what they didn't know is that I didnt take all of those pictures at once.

Oh "H" to the "L"!!! It was over a series of days (weeks maybe) that I would clean a room TOP to bottom, and take a picture, LOL! Then I put the post together:)

Those comments were meant to make you feel good though! Not bad! You have such a nice house is how it was meant:) (and you REALLY REALLY DO!!!)

Garrett and Meagan said...

haha!! Cleaning is like a losing battle in my home! And my baby is only crawling. oh man, I'm in for it!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

same with my house! I don't like it messy, but with 2 boys? YOu are going to find toys everywhere!

WhisperingWriter said...

Yeah, I try to clean and it just does NOT work.

momstheword said...

Loved the pictures of your home, it is beautiful!

When the kids were little I was "extremely neat" as my hubby called me.

I have relaxed a bit, to where people can drop by and sometimes things will be pretty messy. That's life and you just described my laundry room, lol!

Read the post about your son's eighth grade dance. My goodness! I can't believe how much all that stuff costs. I think you made a good compromise.

~ Nan

Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

Jules said...

I agree, I do a little every day and the house stays pretty clean. I can't stand clutter!

Jenna said...

See, my house is never clean! I really hate laundry so there is always piles of clean clothes and dirty clothes in the laundry room or folded on the couch or in baskets in the bathroom...other than that my house stays pretty clean :)

I totally thought I saw that NC got snow! I'm so jealous of your "no snow" what's the temp where you are?

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