Everyday is an Adventure. Embrace it


When the kids were in school, I thought keeping the house in order and clean was pretty easy since we’ve moved back home. Then summer vacation rolled around and each of the three boys were seemingly always running in three different directions. They were not home much, thus the house keeping part of life remained pretty simple. I missed them. I wished they’d hang out at home at least a little so I could see them. The cat even missed them…until they came home & fashioned him a skirt!
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In the last couple of weeks the boys have not been running as much though, so they have been home a lot. Although I’ve been happy to share time with them, the house is a terrible mess. I continue my regimen though, trying to clean each room once a day. Not every room actually gets touched though due to the driving around errands that they, my husband, or my parents send me on.

A few days ago, I took an observatory look around to assess the status of the house and determined that something had to give.

  • The laundry room was surprisingly “good enough” but the cleaned clothes had not been folded and put away, still hanging out in club Fold Me (a basket) and the un-mated socks were laying on the folding table mocking me.
  • The living room had become the Music Den.
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Two electric guitars were propped against the big picture window, an acoustic guitar was propped by the couch (as though it was watching TV), and an amplifier had become a new type of coffee table holding a drink, book, and several picks. Head phones were strung out on the couch and the TV and DVR remotes were missing. The wah-wah pedal was strategically placed so that any unsuspecting visitor would break their neck.

  • My bathroom shower/tub needed a super good scrubbing 😦 The toilet paper roll was missing and in its place a card board roller stared back at me as if to say “the boys have been here…drip dry lady!”
  • The boys’ bathroom had a rather large yellow puddle in the floor near the toilet and their sink was covered in toothpaste. (At least they are brushing their teeth…sigh*)
  • The kitchen…was a casualty of war. It being the most consistently frequented room had suffered the most damage. The trash can was over flowing, the floor had tea, sugar, and other unidentifiable droplets of liquid on the floor. Bread crumbs and jelly covered the table, the toaster was plugged in sitting on the table, and a phone charger dangled from the wall. The counter and both sides of the sink were full of dirty dishes and several cooking pots had a strange crusted substance clinging to them. Upon opening the microwave, I discovered splattered dry goo. Every coffee cup was dirty and the 2 loaves of bread I had bought the evening before were reduced to simply 2 end pieces that only starving people eat.
  • The front porch had become the new home of the long forgotten dirty shoes that no one wanted to clean off and the dog was strangely clinging to the door step rug.

I took a deep breath, got wound up, fussed some, yelled a bit, and scattered the kids to their room. (Their rooms are another story all together. I won’t even describe those.)

I’ve decided summer is officially canceled at this point.

Let the cleaning begin!

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Comments on: "When “Good Enough” Just Has To Do" (32)

  1. You definitely deserve a medal! At least if there is mess at my place I have no-one else to blame. Thanks for the like. I’ll come back & read your posts on ODD & your bucket lists sometime. Cheers Pip

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  2. It is nearly impossible to keep a house clean. I thought it was bad when my kids were little but things were left here and there along with the dirty dishes when they were teens. But now, that they are grown up and gone, I would give up a few things for a kid-mess messy house now and then.

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  3. As a Mum to three boys I have so much to look forward to 🙂 mine are still little!

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  4. I didn’t mean to comment twice. You can just delete it ‘cos I can’t figure out how to.
    Or, you can leave it and just think that it’s such an important message it’s worth saying twice!x

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  5. I thought I was reading about my own house here. You have my untold sympathy. But, I am doing the bare essentials because I also will be back at school in a week and I’m not spending the rest of my holiday cleaning. They’ll just have to live in it. I’ll keep the diseases at bay but that’s about it!x

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    • lol 🙂 You cracked me up! I so needed that laugh. Thank you dear!!

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      • Well, I am. I’ve just stuck some oven chips and burgers in the oven and that’s doing dinner ‘cos they’re all coming and going at different times and, mainly, I can’t be arsed!
        Blogging doesn’t get done by itself you know. Prioritise.x

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      • Well, I am. I’ve just stuck some oven chips and burgers in the oven and that’s doing dinner ‘cos they’re all coming and going at different times and, mainly, I can’t be arsed!
        Blogging doesn’t get done by itself you know. Prioritise.x

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