Monday, April 16, 2012

The current state of my house...

The current state of my house is.....disastrous. That is putting it kindly. I have 2 bags of "stuff" from cleaning out our truck sitting by the front door. Currently, there is a toy guitar, 4 baby dolls, a stuffed animal kitten and rabbit, 2 blankets, a few pieces of popcorn and a baby doll stroller in the living room. And that's only what is seen. I have 3 cereal bowls, 3 cups, and a bible on the table. Let's not even try to guess what's under the table. I may get scared and decide to run away. We don't need that today. The sink is full of dishes. The counter is cluttered with crumbs and dishes. Yesterday was Sunday, after all. Hence, all the dishes. Day of Rest, remember? ;) I have, literally, clothes everywhere. In the bathrooms, bedrooms, and laundry room. Disastrous. The hallway has exactly 230,000 toys, no less. There are 2 children in the hallway who are playing. By playing, I mean half arguing, half playing. They are fighting over how big their cousin Baby E's birthday cake should be. His birthday was in January by the way.  The other child is in her room playing by herself. Only after 5 minutes of the longest whine ever..." IIIIIIIIII wwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnntttt to play bbbbbbbbbyyyyyyy mmmmmmyyyyyyyyssssssseeeeeeeeeeellllllllffffffffff." Yikes! There are sticky spots on living room/kitchen floors, that I'm not entirely sure where they came from. There are stains on the carpet from the cups I told them to bring out of their rooms and into the kitchen where they belong. And then they didn't.  At the moment, I am afraid to enter any of the kids rooms. I may never return. This would also be very bad, seeing as my house looks like boarder line hoarders already. Let's not forget the wonderful back ground sounds of Sesame Street. So, after all this, you must think I'm complaining. Right?  Wrong. In the past (and by past I mean a few days ago, even. Maybe this morning. Not that I would admit that!) I would get overwhelmed by all the stuff I have to do. I stay at home, so I should have a cleaner house than most. Not true. I should have laundry done and caught up. You have obviously never met my kids. See, we live in our house. We don't just sleep here. We live here. We have parties with stuffed animals under a fort here. We have family movie nights here. We have supper around the table every night. Not just one night. So there will be dishes, everywhere. Things will always have to be done. But something that I have to remind myself of often, is my kids will never be this little ever again. I will always have laundry. I will always have dishes. I will for many more years have toys in places they shouldn't be. Chances are, my kids will always have rooms that don't meet my cleanliness standards. The good news? I love them. I take care of them and help to meet their needs. They need for nothing. So the current state of my house is.........just fine. You may not be able to walk in the living room without being stuck to the floor for a few seconds, but my kids are happy. And that's all that really matters! So take a step back, breath, and thank God you are able to have a messy living room. They grow up too fast, enjoy them while you can. (Even if your son is eating popcorn out of his daddy's shoe!) :) Happy Monday!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Random update post.....

I decided to do a random update post. No order, no direct purpose. Just an update. Anyway my mind sees fit to  do it. So here goes!

I went through all of Monday thinking it was Tuesday. I was severely disappointed when my husband came home and I asked him if it was Tuesday. He told me no, it's Monday. I cried a little.

This week in home school, we are doing an Octonauts unit. (I just found out, they have their own website. I will forever keep this a secret from my kids. Until, someone has a melt down overload, in which case I will pull it out of my weapons arsenal and win.) I got the unit from1+1+1=1. She has some really great lessons for preschool and Kindergarten. This was a winner for all the children.

Even the boy, who asked to do more. Score! He sat still for at least 30 minutes!

Unlike yesterday, when he was jumping rope with floss. Floss.

Sweet Pea started soccer last week. She is the tallest team member and one of only 2 girls. She loves it. So do we.

Little League Soccer is like comedy hour at the soccer field. Hilarious! They have the attention span of gnats. They will be playing soccer one minute and the next no one can find them because they have ran off the field to go get a free hot dog at the concession stand. True Story. Thank God it was one of my kids. Although, I wouldn't put it past them. :)

The weather around these parts feels like it's already July! It's only April, by the way. I can only hope and pray that August feels like April, and not the face of the sun, when it comes around.

The kids love it. They beg to go outside. I let them. They sleep so great when they do. ;)

My floors on the other hand, hate me. I have to sweep 2-3 times a day! And each time, it looks like I haven't swept in 10 years!

Sweetie Pie, I have come to the conclusion, must smell like bug heaven to bugs. Bugs are attracted to that sweet(well, sometimes sweet) girl. You have to use a bottle of bug spray just to walk to the mailbox! Poor girl!

She woke up yesterday with a bite the size of a quarter. It doesn't help her skin is sensitive. The Fowler Family keeps Benadryl in business. They love us.

I've been baking a lot. My husband loves me. And the kids. I still haven't posted the recipes I've baked yet. I need to.

Someone please tell me, you hate to fold socks too! Anyone? It never ceases to amaze me how socks disappear. Then I looked in this basket:

Oh! There they are! I have now found the missing socks! Who put them all in the basket on top of the dryer? Anyone? Anyone? It wasn't me! I don't let socks pile up for months and months until I finally given in and take 15 minutes tops, to fold and put them away! Never! Well....almost, never.

Today, I plan on conquering my closet and my husbands closet. Pray for me. It's kinda ridiculous. On a plus note, the reason it's cluttered a bit,  is I keep gifts in there that, I got on sale, that I can use all year long. Go me! You can't open the door fully to see what's in there....but that's beside the point!

Well, that's all for now! I have laundry(minus mix matched socks Thankyouverymuch!) to do, closets to clean, and school to teach. My job is never done, and that's alright with me!

Happy Wednesday!

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