I am so proud of myself... and really it is all about self-satisfaction and approval, right?!? I did ALL my laundry this weekend. I mean ALL! As in, all the sheets, all the dirty clothes, all the towels, all the blankets the kids drag all over this house and (you really should sit down for this part) I FOLDED IT AND PUT IT AWAY! Now, to some this is a weekly thing and I congratulate you on your outstanding accomplishment. But for ME, I usually get SOME of the laundry done. It goes something like this: Some kid, "Mom, I have no jeans". Me, "Crap" and I find as many jeans as I can to make a really big load to do, which may or may not get folded and put away. Whew, task accomplished. OR I get most of the clothes clean, so we all have something to wear... but it may or may not (more of the not's I am afraid to say) gets folded and put away. And when the sheets seem like they need washed... I throw them in, get them in the dryer and then throw them back on the bed. But RARELY do I get it ALL done in one weekend. Wash it all, fold it all and put it all away. I almost feel like I won the lottery. Okay, well maybe not that great, put pretty darn good.
On top of this great feat I mentioned above. My kids actually did most of their lists I made them. My 2 boys did 2 out of 3 things on their lists and the third one was attempted just not completed very well.
My daughter had ONE thing on her list... I want to be able to walk through her room. Here is what she did (and I am NOT making this up): 1. made a list of everything she needed to do in her room (and people say she takes after me... HA I say) 2. put her books on her shelf. 3. dusted her 'stuff' (i.e. TV, shelf of dance trophies and knick knacks). 3. cleaned her windows with Windex. 4. Had such an enjoyable experience cleaning her windows with Windex she proceeded to clean all the windows in the front of the house (okay, first off she stands about 4'5" and so the windows are cleaned about 4'5" off the ground and no where else) 5. made her bed 6. came out to help me cook dinner 7. watched Disney Channel. So, I can still NOT walk across her floor, but who can complain about an almost 10 year old on such a humongous cleaning spree! ::snort::
However, my husband did NONE of the items I had listed for him to do. And he said to me, "I thought you were going to help 'daughter' with her room, doesn't look like much got done". In case you wondered, yes he is still alive.... however if daggers could really come out of my eyes he wouldn't of been.