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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Feeling Grateful


I woke up this morning to the sight of my husband hand-washing all these dishes after his 5am trek to the gym.


Oh and he made my coffee- just the way I like it - too. 


I'm sure he's horrified that I've now publicly outed his good deeds (I on the other hand would have tweeted had I achieved a similar level of productivity and selflessness before 7am...#wifeoftheyear), sorry love. I think B Daddy served me in this way this morning because he knows I am a bit overwhelmed by house maintenance and childcare these days.

So now for the exciting news... we're getting a house cleaner again! The former love of my life cleaning lady up and moved away right before I had Little Brother and our home has been in a steady state of decline for the past 20 weeks. You don't want to know the last time I dusted. I'm allergic to dust and I still can't manage to dust.

Feeding the family, washing dishes and clothing and keeping Dakota's shed hair from blowing down the hall like a Tucson tumbleweed have been the only things I've managed to achieve household-wise lately. Minor things like bathing children, changing sheets and scrubbing that nasty black ring inside the toilet have been sorely neglected.

Starting Monday we'll have sparkly toilets and dust-free baseboards again. I'm wondering how much extra she'd charge to clean my children as well?

5 comments:

  1. Way to go brother-in-law!!!! Oh, and I read on Pinterest that you can cut off part of a Magic Eraser and put it in the toilet overnight and voila! No more yucky ring. (Let me know how it works--the Hogan household can't seem to make it through the night without using the toilet, so I have not been able to put it to the test)

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  2. I'm getting inches away from jumping on the cleaning lady bandwagon. Any tips? Frequency? Keep up the good work (and the posts)!

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    1. They come 2x a month for us, which is enough to keep me from heavy-duty cleaning the bathrooms EVER. I still have to vacuum/swiffer a few times in between cleanings, but I never dust anymore. I always try to make sure the house is "picked up" before they come so that they are actually cleaning surfaces and not objects on top of surfaces...but I like the forced picked up. Hope you get on the bandwagon soon!! :)

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  3. So happy for you! Awesome.

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  4. So so so envious. In my dream life I would have a house cleaner. I don't mind picking junk up, but the CLEANING part? Ugh. And I don't even have a baby to blame it on.....

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