I don’t know that I will ever be caught up.
Today was a cleaning day – a sorting day – an errand day and a working day.
It was a Saturday.
The wonderful thing about Saturdays is that I don’t have to get up to an alarm clock. The lousy thing about Saturdays is that you are so used to getting up early that your body wakes you up early anyway. And if your body did not wake you, the dogs would because they still have to go out and pee in the morning.
Then starts the showers and the laundry and the continual yelling into their room things like “that doesn’t sound like cleaning to me” and “Vash, get off Markus’s bed” and “why have you all been cleaning one room for three hours and there are still Legos on the floor?” Today I was pulling apart closets and going through piles of clothes on dressers and in storage bins under beds, gathering all the size 5 clothing that had to go to Goodwill today. Vash finally grew into a size 6 and any clothes that do not have at least a 6 in the size have to go. We brought two garbage bags full of very nice clothes into Goodwill and they couldn’t have cared less. Sigh. At least that is two garbage bags full of clothes that will be in someone’s house other than mine. I tried to send packages out to my mother and sister today too but UPS closed before I got there. Sigh.
But lest you think that I actually made some room in my house – I assure you I did not. After dropping off the clothes at Goodwill, we proceeded to Kohls to get 4 pairs of jeans for Jesse and then to Payless for three pairs of shoes for Vash. Jeans and sneakers just don’t get handed down between brothers. They never last through one kid much less two. Then a gallon of paint at Lowes and some handles for Vash’s dresser and a new tape measure and . . . . Errands.
So now its 8:00. The day is winding down quickly. Markus is out of the shower, wrapped in his green T-Rex towel and waiting for me to put some conditioner in his hair so I can comb it out before he goes to bed. The other two are supposed to be putting on PJs but from the sounds coming from the room they are instead playing with the Legos they never finished putting away. Chip is hiding out downstairs – can’t really blame him for that. And I am writing this wondering where my day went.
To whoever is reading this, I hope that your day was more productive.