Sunday, September 7, 2008

Addressing the State of the White House

Now that you've seen the yard, I feel okay to fess up about the inside of the house. (This post was also inadvertently prompted by Charlotte. I was afraid she would tag me, so I'm taking a preemptive strike to just reveal my kitchen. You can imagine what the rest of the house looks like.)



This is a typical weekday (this past Wednesday, actually). Yes the three oldest were at school and I theoretically had time to clean up a bit. But if you read my previous post, you'll know I was outside and I only come in for food. So everything kindof accumulates.

Let's play "I Spy".

You'll notice the dirty dishes on the counter from breakfast and the sink full of dishes from dinner the night before...and the night before that too. The cooling rack was from Sunday's bread night. I really was going to put it away sooner, but the kids smashed Play Doh into it on Monday. One of the Play Doh containers apparently held red modeling clay, so my plan to just brush away all the Doh once it dried was foiled. I was going to have to wipe and scrub to get the clay off everything, so I had to stew about it for two days before dealing with it. (Why did I believe the six-year-old when she promised to clean up all the Play Doh mess as soon as she was done?) In the photo you can see a few Play-Doh toys that need to be cleaned...including Purple's shoes. Moving on. I have no idea why there is an Easter basket there; it's probably Green's doing. (He likes to walk around with his feet in baskets, holding on to the handles.) Finally, yes, I was attempting to make lunch in that little four-inch-square space at the bottom of the photo. I'm sure it was sanitary (i.e. Purple and Green didn't get sick).
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6 comments:

Debra said...

Oh, that's hilarious. You're the ONLY ONE with a messy kitchen. You know that, right?
:)
I see you have a fine blender, maybe you should pop a few things in, do your own version of "will it blend" and be done with some of the mess!

Thanks for sharing. We all have times like this when we only have four inches of usable space.

Charlotte said...

It just took me a whole day yesterday to finish cleaning my kitchen. And I permanently banned play-do in the house a long time ago. Sometimes I am feeling nice and buy some for them to use outside.

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