Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Saturday

It's Saturday, and around here Saturdays are the day we try to make our house look less like a dump and more like a home. During the week, everything seems to slide as we are rushing to school, getting homework done, making dinner, and going to activities. Now that my oldest is doing cheer, we get home an hour and a half later than before. Add to that the fact that I can only do laundry or run the dishwasher after 9 pm or on weekends, and you can see why things back up. It was one seriously sick individual that decided it would be a good idea to give people a break on their electric bill if they used it in the middle of the night.

I woke up this morning to a sink full of dirty dishes and a weeks worth of laundry on my living room floor. I've done the dishes, and am about to start on the laundry. I'll probably do 10 loads of laundry today. Luckily for me my hubby vaccumed the living room and cleaned it a couple days ago so that's one less thing I need to do. The kids have one job today, get their rooms picked up enough that I can vaccum in there without sucking up Polly Pocket shoes. They are currently playing.

My middle one decided this morning to assign more chores to everyone. She made a list for herself and her sisters that included taking the trash out, cleaning the bathroom, and cleaning the living room (the one that daddy already cleaned. clever eh?). Needless to say, she wasn't very popular with the other two. They were all in here yelling that I had told them to just clean their rooms, and she wasn't the boss of them, etc. I had to explain to her that while I appreciated her enthusiasm about Saturday chore day, that I'd just be really happy if she could clean her room.