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February 27, 2008

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stephanie (bad mom)

From torture to Rasta-themed friendship bracelets. Or are the bracelets part of the torture? Hard to say...But you have a clean house! Joy. Well done, parents!

I must stop being the perfectionist and let my children learn the art of toilet cleaning.

JCK

OH...a maid. A maid. I need a maid!

Pretty crazy on the friendship bracelets. Crazy good! You must be doing some good training, woman!

MamaBird

Wow, my daughter loves crafts. I see a path to sanity -- no beads until you...clear the dirty dishes. LOL. Nice twist for you all with the result. See? It *is* bonding for everyone to work as a team!

CircusKelli

Wow. Cool.

Oh... a cleaning lady... how nice that would be...*swoon*

Amy the Mom

Every once in a while, I splurge on a cleaning person. I come home, bask in the aroma of Murphy's Oil Soap for a few minutes, then watch the dogs and kids bring the house back to "normal." (weeping)

Kellan

I'm the cleaning lady at my house (*sigh*). I love the braclets - Little Billy has been into making those lately - cute!

Have a good day - Kellan

Janet

DAMN it! I KNEW I should've had kids!!!

Domestically Challenged

Just call me Marigold - my offspring haven't taken on board that lack of helping results in constant shrew like whining - although quite frankly I'm amazed - my shrew impression is pretty polished.

Little Miss Sunshine State

Mmmmm....cleaning woman. That was the topic of conversation at work Monday night.."did you hear V is getting a cleaning woman". "That lucky V is getting a cleaning woman". "How did V talk her husband into letting her get a cleaning woman?".

Heather

We used to have a cleaning lady also. Then we decided we needed to spend that money on other things. Now I need to decide which is cheaper: the cleaning lady, a therapist for me because all the mess is driving me crazy, a marriage counselor because my husband's lack of help is wrecking our marriage, or the lawyer that will have to defend me when I kill my husband for not helping me clean.

Tootsie Farklepants

I can't wait to put my kids to work!

Fannie

I negotiated for the cleaning service BEFORE going back to work. As in, “I’m not getting a NEW full time job AND keeping my OLD full time job”. Sheesh.

kcinnova

Juanita was my favorite part of living in El Paso. Unfortunately, we moved away.
Occasionally, I do a little experiment to see if anyone notices if I don't do housework. (Okay, okay, it's really just because I'm sick of doing housework, but I *DO* want to find out if anyone notices.) Unfortunately, the kids don't know the difference between clean, normal, or pigsty. My husband does. And it ain't pretty to have HIM do the cleaning. He gets REALLY grouchy. However, this does remind me to task a boy to scrub the kid toilet tonight. I assure you, I am NOT the one who pees all over it and the floor!!

Denise

I just let go my cleaning lady. I'm already second-guessing myself. But the kids have to learn sometime. Right? Right. :o)

Denise

I just let go my cleaning lady. I'm already second-guessing myself. But the kids have to learn sometime. Right? Right. :o)

debbie

Okay...am now officially drooling over the idea of a 'cleaning lady'!! My question is: when do little boys actually 'see' that their room resembles a war-zone and feel compelled to pick stuff up themselves? And why...oh why...can they NOT see all the crap they are walking around to get to their bed/desk/door?!?
Hell...I'd make THEM bracelets if they'd just pick up the legos and racecars!!!

Reluctant Blogger

I've tried getting my children to help with chores but they are hopeless. Maybe I need to wait till they are older? My ten year old (who generally climbs everything in sight) says pitifully "but I can't reach" or "it's too heavy to carry".

Sharon

A clean house and bracelets! Sounds win-win to me.

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Mrs. G.

If I ever "make it" I will hire a cleaning team right away. I like the bracelets...cool colors.

Cheri

I'd rather have a cleaning lady than a diamond tennis bracelet . . but those bracelets in the picture, now that might be a good trade off.

Deb D

I just recently rehired a cleaning lady after realizing that my dream of teaching my male teenagers to clean - was just that - a dream. Now they do clean better than 99% of their counterparts but that isn't saying much. My life is much less stressful now that I'm not reminding(nagging) to have stuff done.

kate

i find that putting a whole orange through the garbage disposal works just as well as cleaning the whole house. put the orange in, flip the switch, close your eyes, and it smells just like a super clean house.

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