Nothing like unexpected company to get a house tidy

The Boy’s best friend from church is visiting. He actually called this morning and asked to come over.

Initially, I said no. And then I thought about it.

Why should The Boy be punished because I haven’t been keeping up on my chores.

I told The Boy to call Boy’s Friend and tell him that I’ll come pick him up after I run a few errands.

Two hours after that phone call, we were finally on our way out the door. (This would be why I am notoriously late — never fails. I lack gumption. Or maybe I just have a really bad concept of time.)

The Boy’s Friend calls while we’re out — Where are you guys? Aren’t you back yet?

Finally, we get home, arrangements are made and The Boy’s Friend is on his way over.

Of course, with impending company, you take quick inventory of the really important things to clean. I figured taming the paper monster, telling the kids to pick up their clutter and straightening up the kitchen are good enough for a nine year old boy.

Oh, and I mopped. But only because the kiddos spilled water as they were cleaning out the dishwasher and I had mud puddles on my floor.

Mud puddles and company are very good reasons to mop a kitchen floor.

And now, since all three kiddos are playing Smash Bros. , hiding out in my bedroom and folding laundry sounds like a good idea.

Of course, so does laying down with the new book I got at the library today.


7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Linda{I'm}GatorMom on June 20, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Hmm..can you come here and mop? LOL. JK–

    Sigh, I understand where your coming from about the pets/Heaven (you posted on my blog). He kept on saying,”You just never know, Mom.” Thank you so much for making smile on a daily basis. I know I sound like a repeat parrot, but tyvm. 🙂 Bless you!!!


  2. Posted by Iva on June 20, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Gonna have to pass on the mopping, gf. Sorry. LOL

    You don’t sound like a broken record at all. I don’t have very many readers…it’s nice to know they are out there and they actually LIKE what I write.

    I’m so proud — I folded my laundry instead of reading. 🙂


  3. Posted by akhmmm on June 21, 2008 at 2:16 am

    For most of my kids friends I don’t do a lot of cleaning but if adults are coming over I clean.

    I’m glad that you chose the laundry over the book, I’d have the same problem which is why I put in a movie so that I can get a story in while folding clothes.



  4. Posted by Iva on June 21, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Choosing to watch a movie while folding laundry sounds like a great way to do two things at once. Unfortunately, I folded laundry while the boys were playing Rock Band on the living room TV.

    It’s all good. I find that once you set to a task, it usually doesn’t take the long to complete — it’s just getting started in the first place that’s tricky!


  5. Posted by siscaboo on June 21, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Yeah, for me it is getting to it in the first place. But, I usually do what
    Elaine does, pop in a movie or watch a show on the computer while I am folding because I really never just have one load to fold and put away it is usually many. I am in the thinking of hey that’s what baskets are for right? After all they are “clothes” baskets and I would feel really sad if I left them without clothes. lol.


  6. Posted by Iva on June 21, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    That’s right! We can’t have sad laundry baskets…what kind of women would be to deny a basket’s life purpose?



  7. Posted by Linda{I'm}GatorMom on June 21, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Yes, Iva, dear, it is Outrigger Island. I didn’t know they made a cd about it.


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