Thursday, July 3, 2008
Ever feel like you're living Groundhog Day?
I'm aware that one of the constants in my blog is the issues surrounding getting the house clean. I don't remember how much detail I went into about my parents going through Princess Bears (PB) room with garbage bags a few months bag but although traumatic for all parties it really did do the trick. It's pretty easy to whip her room into shape. Unfortunately there are still a few problems. The same day that the great garbage detail happened my parents moved about 75% of PBs toys from the family room into her room and that definitely makes it a bit more challenging to keep up. Also I think my parents forget that its a 5 year olds room. She plays A LOT! Unfortunately picking up isn't not her strong suit. Now I won't lie and say that from time to time I slip up and don't go in there and straighten up but it does get taken care of. Last night was one of those nights. I went in and did a pretty good job getting things squared away. Then today rolled around and while I was cleaning in my room PB was playing/performing the role of Captain Destructo to the hilt. We ran out of time before we had to head out for the fireworks (which is a whole different blog. So much fun to see her enjoy it!). We didn't get home until 10pm which is way past her bedtime. PB knew that she had to pick up so we agreed to do it tomorrow. Enter my mom having a fit about the condition of her room. I must also say that the "deal" has been that I have to have it so her room can be picked up in 15 minutes. Fair enough. Tonight it took 20 but I still think that's doable. Here are some pics of before and after. What do you think? Please give me your honest opinions. I know that before is pretty awful but after looks ok, right? Is 20 minutes fair? I just feel like I'm fighting a battle that I won't be able to win no matter what.