Friday, September 24, 2010

How To Clean the Children's Bedroom

How a Crazed Mom Cleans Her 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.


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Show Me Mama said...

Lol. I love your blog post. I have to do the same method with the little one. It is quite hard because they think they can play and when it is time to clean up they walk away. Both hubby and little one. But I decided to play her favorite song " Clean it up" and when that plays everyone starts to clean. It does work for now. Thanks for sharing this blog post and for visiting my blog as well.
Have a great weekend.

Abdusselam Bitiren said...

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