Tonight I am thankful for a productive day. I am listening to an audio book about adultescents (22-35) year olds who haven't quite grown up and are still heavily dependent on their parents. One of the common characteristics of this group is their lack of cleanliness. They tend to leave messes everywhere in their apartments, homes, and even their parents homes (many of them live with their parents). I heard this chapter of the book this morning as I was driving my boys to preschool and was inspired to clean up my house.
I started with the 1st floor bathroom and cleaned it top to bottom. This is all I got done in the morning and then I had to pick up the boys from preschool. My husband even got into the act and scrubbed the much neglected shower. After I returned with the boys we had lunch and then returned to our cleaning mission. I cleaned the kitchen a couple of times today and did a couple of loads of laundry, but we do that everyday.
I decided we would tackle the upstairs. The boys room was so bad we could hardly walk through it. Toys and books everywhere. I spent a long time helping the boys put their stuff away. It takes them forever, but they are learning to pick up after themselves. I have been really bad about putting away my clean clothes and the boys clean clothes. There was a laundry basket full and piles all over my room. I spent all afternoon working up stairs and got most of the boys and my clothes put away. I still have to put the babys clothes away, but I have to rotate sizes first. It was an enjoyable day as it feels good to get things done and the boys room is spotless. I still have some work to do in our room, but it has come a long way.
My husband cleaned out the garage then fixed the phone line upstairs which had been damaged and even hid the cord under the floor.
It was a busy and productive day. We need to have cleaning days more often. Luckily we had a fridge full of leftovers so we didn't have to do any cooking tonight.
I hope you had a great day too. What are you thankful for today?
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