How not to clean up after your kids – My gift to you.

June 11, 2012

I’ve given up that game.

I’ve also decided that yelling, nagging, etc. are gonzo. It makes me cranky and I’m not particularly nice when I’m cranky.

Are you wondering if my house is a total sty? It’s a fair enough assumption. 5 kids. No yelling, nagging mom.

You’d be wrong.

My house is spick and span do to the Cleaning crew known as the GHBJ Crew.

Gwen, Harry, Ben & Jane.

I merely say, about 20 minutes before dinner is ready, “Kids, please go around the house and make sure just the toys we are getting rid of are left out.”

That’s all folks.

The toys? They are put away.

The matchbox cars, Polly (freaking) pockets, the dominos an puzzle pieces. Gone are the nights of under the breath shrieks as I find the missing lego or game piece. I don’t miss those moments at all.

I make a lot of mistakes as a parent, but let me just say that I am developing carpel tunnel from the amount of self-back patting I’m doing on this one.

Consider this my HOLY-COW-THE-KIDS-ARE-HOME-FOR-SUMMER-MY-HOUSE-WILL-LOOK-LIKE-A-TORNADO-LANDED gift from me to you.

Use it wisely.

 

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1 Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} June 12, 2012 at 7:58 am

You are hilarious. And I am SO trying this!

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