January 25, 2010

"Not Me" Monday

After reading a few of the hilarious, down-to-earth, REAL stories posted in the "not me" Monday blog carnival, I had to take part. If you know me, you know that I strive to be honest in my posts here and to let people know that they are not alone in their imperfections! However, some of my friends have said that they can't believe I do so much and blah, blah, blah... so in case you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes here, I've got your backstage pass every Monday!

Today I want to share with my secrets for keeping a clean house.

I absolutely NEVER let my kitchen get to this state:

I mean, that is just NOT me at all! I NEVER allow my kids to pull out a new craft or game before they put the first away. NO WAY!

I do NOT keep my son in disposable diapers for five days straight even though we are completely broke and are only supposed to use them for overnight simply because I am too lazy to wash his diapers. And when I wash his diapers I would NEVER let them sit in the washer for three days in a row causing the need for an extra wash and rinse cycle because I DON'T ever have other things going on that cause me to forget that they are in the washer until it's too late and they smell like mildew.

My strict diapering laundry schedule would NEVER cause my family's clothing to pile up in a laundry basket, or the hallway, or their bedroom floor, or the bathroom floor, or under their beds. That kind of thing just does NOT happen in my home!

Don't even think of asking me what's behind that curtain. I have NO idea!

It most certainly ISN'T this. I can tell you that much.

My children know that keeping their room clean is very important. It's because of my own model behavior. They would NEVER let their room get to this state. And I would NEVER contribute to a mess like this by placing laundry baskets full of folded clothes on their bench and floor space because I always put their clothes away immediately.

This is NOT my bathroom. I'm just sayin'.

I do NOT go through the whole day in my chocolate ice cream stained pajamas. I always make sure to shower and dress first thing in the morning.

I make sure that my kids do the same. They NEVER spend an entire Monday in their pajamas, regardless of whether there is a blizzard raging outside.

Speaking of blizzards, we NEVER skip school at home just because the local schools are closed due to a storm. We definitely would NOT spend a snow day sitting around playing video games and watching cartoons. NOT in this house!

Make each day count.


  1. I love how you DON'T do things! Your kids have a great Mom that doesn't sweat the small stuff, and I am sure they will remember the fun they have on "snow days".

  2. I absolutely LOVE your honesty... I'm too insecure to post something so... honest! HAHA!

  3. Is that your house or mine? I never leave my Christmas tree up until the end of January! Yep, it's still up.

  4. Well, I absolutely DO NOT feel the teensiest bit better by reading this post. Nope, not one little bit! (LOL!)


  5. I too never let my house get to that state...ever! (thanks for posting this)


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