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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WFMW - Returning to a clean home

I can get a bit neurotic when I'm preparing for a trip. One way this manifests itself is in my passionate desire to get my house cleaned up before I leave. I think it is a variation of "Make sure you're wearing clean underwear in case you get in an accident."

The night before we left I was making the children work on our oh-so-frightening basement. Jacob (5) said, "But Mom, I don't think Grandma Nan is going to play down here." (Grandma Nan came up to do animal care in our absence.)

However, when we drug in on Sunday evening, it was so nice to see clean surfaces and made beds. Bryan even commented on how nice it was to return to a clean house. (Hopefully that means he's forgiven me for going all crazy on him before we left.)


  1. clean house when you return is great! I forgot before we left for IN to do dishes and well we came back a week later to some science projects. Thankfully it was just six dishes and no bugs visited but it wasn't the most pleasant walking in on at 1 AM and going to get a drink of water before crashing. Smart thinking.. How did unpacking go? Your crates?

  2. We put the totes by the door to the laundry room and I just put the dirties right into the washer. We were completely unpacked and clothes all washed less than 24 hours after getting back home. If only the huge mess of popcorn, fries, fruit snacks, etc. in the van were so easy to clean up!