2.04.2009

CLEAN UP

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.

Yes, our couch really does have that many cushions.

Right before he drank bleach. (Just kidding. Don't freak out, Mom.)

14 comments:

  1. LOL - that's hilarious! Good luck cleaning!

    P.S. I changed my web address to
    http://www.themommy-files.com/

    Hope to see you soon!

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  2. Cristin, teach the boys to put things away.

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  3. I thought I'd say hello... I've been reading your site for awhile and I just love to read about you and your boys! Google reader suggested your site one day, and I've been a "blogstalker" ever since! Thanks for your down-to-life blog about life! (and good luck in cleaning).

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  4. hey hey! thanks for coming out of the blogstalker closet. i'm excited to add you to my list of blogs. :)

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  5. Cristin this I why I love you and your blog so much! I can soooo relate! And if my couch had that many cushions I'd kill myself because my house would always look like that picture!

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  6. Isn't there a way to sew those cushions down or something? Charlie is so adorable. He got so blonde since the last time I saw him!

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  7. I love those pictures! So funny. and why in the world did you really have to remove the couch cushions? really?!! I still have nightmares about trying to figure those things out.

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  8. oh and I LOVE when you post pictures of Charlie. he is soooooooo cute. I love his smile!

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  9. How can such a cute kid be such a terror?

    And how can a couch have so many pillows? It's a bomb shelter!!

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  10. Holy cow that's a lot of cushions! Charlie is so stinkin cute, and looking more and more like Erik! I'm interested to hear what the kids thought about A Brand New Year...

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  11. And I'm trying to teach Grace how to crawl? I must be nuts. How do you anti-teach children skills that will some day come back to haunt you (like crawling and walking)? Good luck with the clean up! I'm sure the young men and women won't really notice or care :)

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  12. I am so RELIEVED to see all your couch cushions on the floor! I thought that only happened at our house. At least you have the excuse that your kids are small. Mine 8 year old boy does this. WHA?

    Hope your plan works!

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  13. Hmmmm ... that is a rather large quantity of cushions. I guess you won't have to worry about one of your kids jumping off the stairs though.
    Nice soft landing:)
    Way to childproof Cristin!

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  14. Charlie is so dang cute though...despite his messy habits! Gotta love kids!

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