"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing." ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966Which should, in my case, read
"Tidying the house while the kids are awake is like trying to stop a flood with a kitchen sponge." ~Mrs Accident, Every Damn Day, 2012When there was only the one young Peanut in residence, I could tidy faster than she could mess. It was worth the effort.
But now she's bigger and has an accomplice, sidekick and muse in Bug, it's futile.
Especially on rainy days, and especially when Peanut upended every last container in the playroom looking for her dolly. Which I had thrown out, because she looked like a cheap hooker. (I like my hookers expensive, thanks.)
So tidying is done once a day, during their concurrent afternoon nap.
I do try to get Peanut to help, and she has cleaned her whole room very effectively many times, but the playroom overwhelms her. Heck, it overwhelms me!
This was her contribution to tidying the playroom yesterday.
One dog, on one shelf.
But it's a start, right?