Monday, April 20, 2009

An Apology

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I owe you an apology....oh you my friends who were blessed with chit'lins before I was......


I in my pre-baby.... clean....tidy home....where every magazine....sock and toothbrush were in its allocated space.....not a dog hair to be seen...because as soon as it said au voire to the dog's coat... would promptly get sucked up with my trusty Dyson......never to touch my photo op worthy carpeting...


and here I ....judged you....for living in a home where I thought the toy box had erupted like Mount Saint Helen's...and though I consider you a very close friend....thought you were a slob....


how I would turn my nose (never to your face mind you) at stepping over crayons, and books and blocks....


how I would wonder why I would ALWAYS have to move something out of the way so I could sit on your now crayon enhanced furniture....
"what did she do with all her time?" I would ask myself...."hanging out with the munchkins can't be THAT time consuming that she can't keep the house as clean as mine....."



I AM SO SORRY.....

I now truly understand the tediousness of picking up the SAME mess 10 times a day....How singing the clean up song at this juncture in life....is nothing more than a nice ditty for said mess maker to bounce around to. (while re-making the same mess again for the 11th time)....


I APOLOGIZE

I get it....now when the time comes for little messy pants to hit the sack...I am just too worn out to find proper homes for all his stuff.....I'm thinking may just have too much stuff.......(and he's only 1)


I GET DOWN ON MY KNEES AND ASK FORGIVENESS


For not being understanding....while I helped you pick up the disaster that your child had wrought on your abode....and once I returned to my uber clean....baby-free zone....relished in the fact...that I didn't have to deal with that every day....


I AM CONTRITE....


and for my penance....I am dealing with my own graduate of one University of Driving Mom Crazy...mine also having a degree in Destruction and Demolition.... and until his little brain understands what the clean up song means....I find I am the sole member of the family HASMAT crew.....

I think I may send you a Swiffer Wet Jet to help in your battles....as a peace offering....


*And for all you Pre Baby.....Clean Living....Mess Free.....People.....Enjoy the fact that you don't have to step over crap.....but be a little bit more understanding to those of us who do......**


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17 comments:

TheSublimeLife said...

This is a good one! I hate picking up 50 times a day! What is that place you told me to join?

sandy said...

Ah, I vaguely remember those pre-baby days. It just seems like ancient history!

Michelle said...

Pre-baby days? When were those? I saw the one baby days were much simplier for me than the 3 baby days.

I have never been a clean freak though I do love organization.

Cindy said...

Absolutely, no apology necessary :)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I think we all may be a little guilty of this. You just can't understand it until it is happening in your living room.

Bethany said...

If my house stays clean for six hours I'm happy...kids.

MayRae said...

Oh too true the kiddo clutter. It's a hard one to get a handle on!

Cindy said...

OMG ..I forgot clicky !

TheSublimeLife said...

I told Sergio about this post and then a couple hours later when I was picky up toys, he asked why I wasn't singing a clean up song! lol So I started singing, "Pick up your toys before I spank your pamper butt!" in my best sing song voice! ;) lol Any tips on how to put a picture behind my blog title?....

Mommy (That's my name, don't wear it out.) said...

Great post! I love to be neat, but neatness doesn't always enjoy me. ;) Oh and the pre-baby era is sooooooooo long gone that I can't even imagine it!

piecemeal people said...

Hey! Wow!! Thanks for listing my blog!!! I do believe this is the first time such a thing has ever happened to me...

You know things are bad when you no longer even bother to apologize for the mess when someone stops by your house. Which I don't.

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Stacie's Madness said...

*giggle*


hey, what happen to a nut in a nutshell? No blog is found...I loved her blog.

Michaela said...

You have just described my day!! ;)

Lacie E. said...

I read this twice because it was so witty and true!Visiting from SITS!!

Rbarakat said...

AH!We have all been there!Thanks for visiting my blog!

Jeanneoli said...

So funny and so true...I sure had many opinions of how things would be in my house someday....it is now someday and I wonder who has opinions about ME????