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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

books are more important than underwear

so, what's it like to live in such a clean house you ask?

Stinks...just kidding, only partly stinks. I love that it looks nice almost all the time and it's easier to pick up. I don't love running around wiping things all day. Someone brushes their teeth and I go wipe the sink and mirror. Someone goes potty, wipe the seat. Someone makes toast, wipe several counters and wash off a knife. Someone ________ fill in the blank, wipe ____________.

I'm subbing three days this week and have to get things spotless at night. Then somehow, even though everyone has been asleep all night in the morning I still have to wake up early, make beds, pick up toys, start of load of laundry, empty and re fill the dishwasher, wipe down the after shower mess, ect. How is that?

Last night brother came out of his room and very exasperatedly said. I can not go to sleep one more night with out a book shelf in my room. Why?
Turns out he hates not having a bunch of books. He can't rest because he reads one, runs to the girls room to borrow another, reads it, repeat.

I told him he'd be fine. Then a few minutes later he came out and said he'd rather empty his underwear drawer and keep books there because books are more important than underwear.

Okay, we'll think about that one. I told him.

This morning I discovered that he indeed did reorganize his drawers~ getting rid of his pesky, space wasting, superfluous under pants and making room for his friends, the books.


Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

Too Cute! Hopefully he will keep that love of books alive. I wouldn't know what a clean house looks like. Mine hasn't been clean since my third child was born. Oh well, someday I will be back to an empty house and it will be clean then.

Robin said...

That is the best yet. Books are our friends.

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh... thats the best story I have heard all day long!!

Mark and Beatrix Houghton said...

I thought the clean house only stinks if you mix Windex and Comet.
Immagine, I try to keep our house like that all the time, because I am a compulsive cleaner.
Are there any buyers lining up yet?

I love the book story!
Smart little boy!

Cheri said...

That is so funny- I guess it's all about priorities.
I have to tell you since I work in real estate- I'm sure you are a blessing to your realtor. There are too many people out there who don't make the effort to always have their house ready. Hope it pays off soon for you!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Good Story Maybe he is ready for more Chapter books he cannot finish as quickly

Yvonne said...

I feel for you in having to keep everything spotless.

Love the story about the books/underwear.

Shauna6pack said...

Brother is my kind of kid! I'm with him--and now I'm off to re-prioritize my underwear drawer...

Azul said...

That's so cute. As a fellow reader, I agree with his priorities.

Natalie said...

Brother is so cute and so smart. I'm so glad books are his friends. Tell him how much we love him.
Good luck on keeping everything perfect. It's quite a job with so many people plus Millie at home.
Give S an extra hug for me for earning her medallion. She is awesome as is J.
Of course, I think you are awesome too.
How are H and G doing? I sure miss those girls.
love n' hugs

wendy said...

Poor Brother! I'm glad he found such a sweet solution to his problem!

sorry about the toothpaste on the mirror....thank goodness for those easy wipes!

utmommy said...

What a cute little earplug!!

I have a good life said...

You make me tired just thinking about subbing and cleaning and all that! Wow!

Books v. Underwear. Tough choice, I have to admit.

Kari said...

Hi, I hopped over here from "living the vida loca" because of your great post title. I'm with your son...make room for the books!!!!!!!!" :)