We are now in to-day two of the Easter holidays. I am taking next week off but this week I am doing that rather wonderful juggling act familiar to many working parents. This consists of getting up very early and working till 9am. Then its time with the kids till 3pm. Rush to the office for a couple of hours. Back to make tea, kids reading and bedtime then back to work again. It’s more exhausting than usual so why I have also decided to add spring cleaning to this I don’t know. Especially as we have also been looking after the pigs and 9 chickens as well. More of that in a blog to follow.
Today I decided to be brave and tackle two rooms the family room which should be called the toy room as it’s really another bedroom for my son in particular. Said son though if he is in the mood loves a good spring clean. Luckily for me he was in the mood. So we got out the bin bags and transformed the room from accident hazard to tidy in next to no time. Son who in the past has always said he won’t part with any toy even agreed that some were now too babyish. So a task for another day.
Next we timidly ventured upstairs to my daughter’s room. Last week it had been given a score of 7/10 but that was before the sleepover party. It was a scene of mayhem and yes I know I should have tackled it before but at night in the dark it doesn’t look so bad and I confess kept putting it down my list of things to do. Not a floor surface was uncovered. Every item of clothing was displayed. Even my son who as I say is a great help decided it was an impossible task and went into tidy his room instead. You may be asking where my daughter was? Well she was feeling sick. A symptom she suffers from a lot when I mention a spring clean or any clean in fact.
I took a deep breath and went for it. Two hours later I emerged triumphant room tidy well for now. As my daughter ventured up, smiled and said she could now see the floor and left again. Leaving me with two bin bags one for the charity bin and one for the actual bin. Think we are filling the charity bin in the village up all by ourselves this week.
So now three tasks down and I have one more to complete for this week which is cleaning the living room. A task the kids truly love as it means no TV while I do so and lots of cleaning. But I feel I can maybe leave that till the end of the week since I am now ahead of myself or should be a glutton for punishment and start on next week’s task which is the kitchen? What would you do?