I'm sitting here to trying to picture how I am going to get my house clean for the 20 young women from church that are coming over tonight. (I'm going to show them A Brand New Year! Oh, boy!) Right now I have about 3 hours till they come and cleaning seems futile since it will definitely get messed up again.
Since Erik probably won't be home, my current game plan is to lock the kids in their room 15 minutes prior to when everyone shows up. In those 15 minutes I will clean the whole house. That's the best I could come up with because Charlie is like a human bomb wherever he goes -- pulling things out, sticking his hands in the toilet and spreading garbage all over the place.