I stumbled out of bed early this morning partly delirious from a late night with the Rogers, into the kitchen to be greeted by Benny who says "Mum, are you going to clean the house today??"
I tried not to choke and gasp in response to such a ludicrous question. I snapped back something like "what do you think I do all day Benny....sit around watching movies?!" Then I opened my eyes properly and remembered how I'd left the house the night before..
There was mess everywhere....a lot of it from the morning before. There was no bench space to make school lunches, no clean bowls to make breakfast, barely any floor space to move around and you can't see it, but one of the kids had knocked textas all over the kitchen floor. Then..while struggling to find room to eat her weetbix at the table, Lani added insult to injury with a whole litre of spilt milk all over the floor. Needless to say, most of the textas ended up in the rubbish bin.
You know when there's mess everywhere and you don't know where to start?! I began with the project of moving and shuffling mess back and forward to get through the breakfast and lunch making. I then got the kids and hubby off to school and work before returning back home with Sisi and getting out the camera ;)
Luckily for me, Sisi was happy to watch most of 'Barbie, a fairy secret' while I got stuck into the kitchen area.
Eventually (meaning it took me nearly all day in the end) the house went from this:
It probably wouldn't have taken quite so long if I had have kept Barbie on replay ;)
The house was ready just in time for all the little monkeys to come home and watch Scooby Doo
Here's what the girls room looked like this morning. It went from this:
To this: (I think it got worse:)
Oh well, two out of three rooms aint so bad, right?