This week has been busy for me, so busy that I neglected much of the housework. I did enough to get by. With the help of the dishwasher, I was able to keep at least the dishes clean. I believe that I vacuumed once this week. Sweeping, oh man, I only swept the immediate area under our band of crumb snatchers. Ummm, no, wait; crumb snatcher is so inappropriate, because if they were indeed crumb snatchers, then I wouldn’t have had to sweep up under them! Nice! Yeah, real nice how that light bulb just lit this room up!
Okay, so back to the point. Well, there’s really no point, I’m just sharing another piece of us with y’all. Now, the bathrooms were moderately maintained. I achieved this by bathing the older two myself. When they are left to do it themselves…well, they are four and five soooo…YEAH. The toilet, OH NOOOOO, Anton has got to go back to putting Cheerios in that toilet, (y’all do know about toilet-training boys with the Cheerios, right?)! The sinks weren’t too bad; they were wiped up quickly on the way out of the bathroom each night.
Our beds were made each morning, so that made the rooms somewhat inviting. The made beds would have duped one into thinking that we were slightly organized and tidy people. I did keep our family from running out of clean underwear and socks! I just didn’t do very well at matching or putting them in their proper places, but hey, THEY’RE CLEAN! Anton says that there’s nothing better than clean, dry socks, ookaaaaay, whatever keeps ya’ happy dude, I’m your girl!
As I began, this week was busy. There were places that I “had to be,” a neighbor to help, a friend to edify with, a school activity, mid-week study, Krispy Kreme, (for our son's birthday-I promise!), the bowling alley-also for his birthday and Target for a baby shower gift! I was away from home a whole lot of lots this week and it showed.
Anton is working 0900-2100, a really funky schedule for people with families, but, I am not complaining, thank You Father that he has a job. Anyway, his schedule did not allow him to help out like he usually does. He’s so awesome, he does mostly everything better than me, (he said himself that I am a better cook than he), so we work together at keeping house. Anton taught me how to do laundry y’all!
So, yesterday afternoon I began cleaning. When our oldest came home from school, she had the boldness to lie on their bedroom floor as if she were making a carpet angel, talkin’ ‘bout, “Aaaaah, my room is clean!” I WALKED AWAY!
Today I completed my tasks by cleaning the bathrooms & floors, changing the tablecloth and putting the remaining groceries & laundry away. I feel much better and had forgotten how good a clean house smells!
When I have weeks like this, I want to put a sign on our door that reads:
“If you’re here to see the house, come back in a few days; AFTER CALLING FIRST! However, if you’re here to see us, the Norvell Family, come on in and pop a squat-BUT, you may want to be sure to empty your bladder before-hand!” Then, of course, there will be a photo of our sharply, flawless, color-coordinated dressed, peaceful-looking, and smiling family…CHEESE!