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Mar 24

I cleaned all day – and my house is in shambles

What’s up with that???  Oh yeah, I’ve got kids.

I was diligent today.  Made all three beds, did four loads of laundry.  Swept out all of the bedrooms, cleaned the bathroom, vacuumed the living room three times, cleaned the downstairs playroom, unloaded and loaded the dishwasher.  And yet, I look around – and my dining room is littered with figurines and various plastic weapons.  I’ve got baby dolls spread across the living room carpet, dinner dishes all over the kitchen…

I read somewhere (Phyllis Diller?) that cleaning the house while you have small children is the equivalent of shoveling during a blizzard.

But Jessica came home, brimming over with excitement about her first real research project (she gets to make a diorama).  I grabbed Sam into a hug earlier and when I let him go, he asked if I could get back to squeezing him, and Julianna Ruth learned how to nod her head in agreement.  And she’s right this very minute, sitting at my feet, sucking on her toes.  Life really is good.

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