Friday, September 24, 2010
How To Clean the Children's Bedroom
Step 1: Tell children it’s time to clean their rooms. Watch kids scatter. (Why, YES, my children choose to live in self-imposed squalor!)
Step 2: Make children pick stuff up. Insert earplugs to mute the excessive whining.
Step 3: Leave room. Close door. Hope wee ones do not maim each other while you mix cocktails. (Hey, it’s 5 o’clock SOMEWHERE!) Notice out of corner of your eye small child making a break for it.
Step 4: Check back a bit later (after a quick shower) and see this:
Step 5: Take a step back and breathe deeply. Notice that there is a clear path from the door to the bed.
Realize that this is all I’m going to get from them today. Decide that this will do… for now.
Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Celebrate with an iced tea. (Or cocktail. Whatever.) Commence relaxation on davenport.