Wednesday, January 23, 2008

De Ja Vu

Want to make your house so clean and pretty that you never want to leave it? Have an open house in which you try to convince OTHERS to take it from you. Gaze around in awe that every room in your house is clean AT THE SAME TIME, all the dishes done, all the laundry folded and PUT AWAY even. Make breezy comments to your husband about how you're not going to know what to do with yourself the rest of the week since EVERYTHING IS DONE.
Realize on Wednesday that there is a sink full of dishes and two loads of laundry to be put away and that all the surfaces and floors which were so shiny and clean are looking dusty and crumby and smudged. Remember, as you begin to sweep and wipe once again, that you used to ENJOY doing this sort of housework. That it felt like PLAYING HOUSE. Laugh bitterly.

Then laugh in a normal, non-deranged manner at this picture, in which it appears that we are playing "Stiff As A Board" with poor helpless Eli.


Jess said...

You guys are so cute! Also, having a clean house stresses me out because there's so much pressure to keep it that way.

Mommy Daisy said...

Umm, that kinda makes me never want to move out of this house. Kinda.

And I love that picture. Even if Eli is winning the game you're playing. ;)

Tessie said...

Heh. Light as a feather, stiff as a board! You're not holding him up, YOU SWEAR!

Cute picture.

d e v a n said...

cute pic!

Swistle said...

Ha ha! I know! When I was cleaning pre-MIL-visit, I was like, "So THIS is what it takes to keep a house clean: CONSTANT, NEVERENDING CLEANING."