- Family and Parenting
Cleaning the house with child tornadoes
I use to be such the perfect house cleaner until I had a bunch of little tornadoes. It amazes me when we are supposed to be cleaning a child's room and they find old toys that become a new found treasure. When I'm cleaning the kids room I'm looking for things to secretly box up and place aside for the next garage sale. This somehow never works out for me the way I had planned it.
So with my cleaning system I go one room at a time until it's done to perfection. After I'm done with that room I move into the next room with excitement of how well I got done with the first. It always happens I leave a sponge or paper towels in the first room and have to go back. It shouldn't be a shock anymore but it still is every time and it really hurts. I've got some child's clothes, a few more toys and maybe even a roll of toilet paper around that room. I tell my children to clean it up and that my imaginary child name "not me" is most likely not helping so everyone gets to.
I start back on room number two and have my kida working on the original room they decided to destroy. As a parent I think we all know that one noise we know not to ignore, silence. When my children are silent I know nothing good will come from this. I start questioning if they found the markers, do they have paint, or at the very worst have they found something like baby powder that will make a huge mess in moments? This situation with the silent children never ends well for me they ever will get the room as clean as I had it.
What about you other parents of the world cleaning with small tornadoes behind you, and advise for Mom's like me who just can't seem to figure out the fix it solution for this. Most of my friends say it never stops until they move out? The reality of this makes my brain go a little crazy. Keep in mind not all of my children are even school age yet so I don't get the school time brake either.