Thursday, January 17, 2008

Why Else Would I Clean?

I think I may be teaching Sam that we only really need to clean the house if someone is coming over. My mother arrived late last night for a visit, and here was Sam's obsession in the hours leading up to his first reunion with her this morning:

24 hours prior to reunion: Just before leaving for school, Sam informed me, "Mom, I want this whole house clean before Nana gets here."

17 hours prior to reunion: Upon walking into the clean living room when he got home from school, the first words out of his mouth were, "Is every room this clean?" (And, thank you, every room was. No thanks to Sam.)

Reunion with Nana! "Nana, did you see how clean the house is?!"

Because he worked really hard nagging me about it all day.


  1. Yeah, my kids know that too. In fact, I have to have regular playgroups to ensure my house does get picked up. My kids ask, "Mom, who's coming to play?" when they see me cleaning.

  2. Like my own kids, I see a job in management in his future. :^)

  3. Ah, but the real question is... is it still clean? ;)

    At least Sam knows it's not just magic. I think my husband still thinks that sometimes.

    I know when our house is BAD, because Bubba will say, "Mom, I think it's kind of messy in here. I think you need to clean it."

  4. I, too, only really clean when people are coming over. We haven't had a visitor in a while so the house is looking pretty bad. LOL!

    Not too long ago I actually cleaned the house just for us and when my daughter walked in the door after school the first thing out of her mouth was "Ooh! Who's coming over?!"

    I guess I should clean more often.

  5. Sorry it took me so long to comment, I had to shovel a path to the computer! LOL

    Your kids come up with the darndest things sometimes! LOL

  6. Oh that's too funny! My son doesn't even recognize "dirty" when he sees it, so I like Sam's take on it better! Although, you might want to tell him he has to start at the bottom and work his way up if he wants to be a supervisor! Lol!

  7. I get the "Who's coming over?" when I clean too. It makes me feel like an awesome housekeeper.

  8. oh what a RIOT! next time i think he'll have to help you. then he'll stop talking about clean houses.

  9. Why ELSE would we clean a house?


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