clean that shit up

oh so hard to clean up my act. i do not clean. people think i clean, because i host MNI's and playdates, but i've fooled them all! i do not clean. what's funny is that i HATE a dirty house. why can't someone just come over every day and clean my house?...for free?

i've noticed that i, my husband, child...hell, even the dog live more in happy harmony when things are on the tidy side. so, knowing myself, and that i have to be trained...i'm doing a little everyday. then i want some sort of list or chart of daily chores for myself, Daryl and even Mia. she already picks up after herself...with supervision, clears her part after meals, and helps unload the dishwasher....oh, yeah, she LOVES helping me sort and turn the laundry. there's something very wrong if my 2 1/2 year old child cleans better/more than i do!

Mia is another huge reason i want to finally get this cleaning business under control. i want her to have a sense of pride of a job well done.

in the past few days i've:
organized Mia's toys in the living room and playroom...with Mia's help
cleaned Lola's fish bowl - HUGE feat
cleaned the half bath
organized Mia's room...again, with Mia's help
pretty much kept up with the dishes and almost kept up with the laundry

i'm proud of myself. job well done.


Sara Ballard said...

Hooray hooray! Cleaning my house is last on my priority list. A little at a time, looks like the way to go! Wow, you cleaned the fish bowl, thats awesome. All my fish die because I hate cleaning the bowl. :)

jw said...

I am still blaming it on madre for having Esther (our live in)! but damn it, I hear what you're screaming sister. I long for a clean house and the energy and desire to actually get the job done! I'm so proud of you! Gooo Tanya !

Bonnie said...

You go girl.

And "there's something very wrong if my 2 1/2 year old child cleans better/more than i do!" What?! That's the whole point. Have her be a good cleaner and then you can lounge.

C-man and Mama said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean! There is actually a whole philosophy and to-do guide for cleaning your house a little at a time but I never kept up with it. Lets hope your more successful!

Stephanie said...

Good for you! I spent all Sunday morning cleaning my house. I was pooped out when I was done. It feels SOOO good when it's done though. I love when it's clean.