It was a lovely Saturday afternoon and I don’t know about you, but by the time Saturday comes around you are sure that an atomic bomb went off while you sleep! It used to be that on Saturday evenings when the little ones went to bed, Steven and I went into turbo mode and worked like madmen for a couple of hours just to restore an appearance of order.
Now? Many hands make light work. I gathered things that were lying around in the main part of the house and put them in the “manly room” where the bulk of the disaster already was and called the troops in! Yup, especially when Dad is there to declare “Move, move, move!” It becomes a game and everyone is scurrying like little ants. Wallah! It is straightened again.
Next, I can go to work doing the detailing I so enjoy. And the vacuum comes out and Mom does her therapy (I know, I am a sick woman to love such therapy but I really do!)
And that’s when it happened. I decided to clean out under the couch cushions (you know, that place where last years candy bar is still hiding and when your kids find it, you can tell them they can still split it…because there are so many preservatives in it, it won’t have spoiled.)
Really, it hasn’t been that long since they were cleaned, but the things down there accumulate faster than the snow up in the mountains of Kilimanjaro.
Then the thought came to me…what a fun link-up for those brave enough to really be honest. So here is the challenge this Monday morning.
Go clean out under your couch cushions and tell me what is under there.
Here is my list for all to see:
A dirty sock
A baby outfit
One of my boys lost knives
A wet diaper…ewwww! (Mind you, it was nicely wrapped up.)