I finally did it! My Christmas tree is up, and decorated.
Oh, you may think that isn’t a big deal, but I am here to tell you otherwise.
As I drove the kids to school on Monday, I promised them they could put the ornaments on the tree – The same tree that was still in the box in the middle of the living room.
Owen, chimed in with, “Oh, good. I’ll be lots of help when I get home from school.”
“I bet you will.”
Sometimes being the youngest in the family is tough. I have two older brothers, who would disagree, but I know this for a fact.
I was the person they used to test out their fantastic ideas. The time they shoved me into a laundry basket, which was located at the top of the stairs, comes to mind. They told me, “It’ll be just like riding a roller coaster.” Funny thing. I don’t ever remember riding a roller coaster that ejected me and left me tumbling down a flight of stairs.
There are times when you just have to improvise. Perhaps you need a certain tool, and don’t have one or can’t locate it, so you use something else to accomplish the task.
I’ve been known to use a plate as a lid to a pan.
I’ve also found that the scratchy side of a sponge is great for scrubbing potatoes. I would, however, advise that it be a clean sponge, and not one you just finished cleaning your bathroom with.
I had grand visions of getting my house thoroughly cleaned yesterday. I also wanted to put up my Christmas decorations this weekend.
The reality is – I managed to sort through all of the clutter, so that I could clean. And by the time I was done doing that, I only had enough time and energy to clean a bathroom.
The same bathroom that, Owen, was just in.
“Mom! I accidentally peed on my shirt.”
“Well, put it in the dirty clothes, and get a clean one.”