Awhile ago, my sister was cleaning her house. Her toddler son looked at her and said, "Mommy, who is coming over?"
No one was but he associated cleaning the house with company.
I laughed at the time but I now completely understand.
I looked around our living areas this morning and was appalled by the amount of stuff strewn about. Crayons, an army of Little People, books, dolls all carelessly left behind.
There are handprints on the large window in the front of the house. I don't know how long they've been there but it's safe to say months because why waste the window cleaner? More handprints will be on the window before I can safely stow away the Windex.
I'm beginning to fear we might have another incident like this.
We do clean. In fact, the husband is a stickler for a clean kitchen. He makes sure the counters are wiped down and all of the dishes washed before going to bed each night.
I dust, vacuum, sweep, mop and wipe down bathrooms each weekend. Just that makes me feel like I'm ahead of the game.
For about two hours on Saturdays, our house looks presentable. Then Peanut wakes up from her nap and becomes a Tasmanian Devil leaving plastic food, tea sets and blocks in her wake.
I don't know how one little person can make such a mess.
We need to be better about making her pick up things when she is done playing with them but sometimes it just isn't worth it, knowing she will come right back to it 5 minutes. We actually hid her bins of Little People because she got into the habit of just dumping them out and walking away. She found them though and began yelling, "PEEEEEEEEEEEOPLE!" until I got them out for her.
And what did she do?
"Dump it, momma."
Then walked away.
How often do you clean? Is your house picked up every night?