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Monday, October 20, 2008

Cleaning Your House While Your Children Are Still Growing...

...is like shoveling the walk while it is still snowing!

Crayon drawings on the living room window...
smudges all over the mirror...
Someone sneaked off with Manga Dork's pencil...
This looks like she was giving a lecture on fertilization...
Rainbow goldfish crushed on the carpet...

Quick! Someone give me that quote about missing the fingerprints and stickiness of little ones....I need to hear it...or a poem...a poem would be good...come on...help a momma out! LOL!
It's been a rough day.

11 comments:

Jan said...

The carpet is dirty
The walls are a sight
The windows are streaky
To mommas dislike

So while you are cleaning the art and the smudge
Go to the closet and grab some great fudge

That was horrible, but I hope it all goes away magically.

Scrappy Girl said...

Mmmmmmm...fudge...great idea Jan! Great poetic talents too...you never fail to impress me! lol

Wendy said...

Some houses try to hide the fact that children shelter there;
Ours boasts it quite openly...the signs are everywhere.
For smears are on the windows, little smudges on the door;
I should apologize I guess for toys strewn on the floor, but I sat down with the children and played, laughed and read,
And if the doorbell doesn't shine, their eyes will shine instead,
For when I'm forced to choose the one job or the other, It's good to be a housewife but I rather be a mother!

Mother Goose said...

My mother made me do it, my mother was ANAL and has passed that quality down to me. I can't help it no matter how hard I try. I still have to go around and clean the smudges of windows and mirrors it drives me insane. Walls too, but I never had a little picasso.

They make this blackboard paint and in the garage was painted a full wall for chalking. HUGE dry erase boards and cheap white laminate counter tops were used as dry erase boards and hung in the garage so the kids always wrote there and not in the house.
If you give them a spot for these activities usually they stick with it, but if it doesn't bother you on the windows and walls, then I say GO FOR IT!! More power to ya!
They make window markers that you can get at the dollar store and they also make SOAP crayons for the tub, but I bet it would be great for the walls. Then that way they can take a cloth or a scrubber and clean the walls too.

I think I might head out and buy some soap crayons. it might make their saturday chore of wiping down walls more fun.

MERRIANNE said...

Scrappy..... girl.....

i wish i had some good advice... except that seriously... when they are older, you will miss this.

Til then.... Diet Coke and Chocolate helps ease the pain.

DesertHen said...

Oh my......they were busy...=) Scrappy, even when they grow up, they will still come home to make a mess. Our son will come to visit and when he leaves I will find crumbs on the floor and couch from his cheez-it fest.....he loves to raid the crackers and eat them all while he is here.......=)He leaves finger prints on the top of door-jams as well, since he is 6'4" and loves to reach up and slap the tops of the door frames! Hubby and Countrychick can make a mess faster then a bunch of three year olds.....I just go behind them and clean it up......sometimes grumbling loudly.

Thank you again for the award and I will get on it tomorrow.....I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading tonight. =)

Mechelle said...

I think there is a happy balance. I am with Mother Goose on this one ... again. I need my house to be clean, but I also need to spend time with my kids.

Your children are showing signs of exceptional intelligences. The test to see if they do indeed have a high IQ is if they are driving you crazy.

Congratulations. m

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Reminds me of things my girls did when they were that age. I feel ya girl!

Redhoodoos said...

I am the mom that says "WHY CAN'T I HAVE ANYTHING NICE IN THIS HOUSE?!" Just today I said that. LOL.

Shanda said...

The crayon on the window's is too funny. Sorry. It's sorta like when a child cuts their own hair. Funny but precious at the same time. I'm glad you took pic's of her art work. How cpould you stay mad at that sweet little face for very long. You will laugh at this some day too. Our children are all grown up now and I miss them so much.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Oh, I've been there and got that T-shirt! It passes...well this stage does...and then they leave bigger messes with different things! And then the grand kids come and make the other messes!
Calgone take me away!
Loved the first poem by the way!