Since there are six people who live in our home, and I home-school the kids (meaning my house is rarely if ever people-free) I almost always find myself overwhelmed at the amount of continual mess that surrounds me.
One day I was on the phone with daughter Lindsay, and I was spewing fountains of aggravation at the state of my home. I started walking through each room, telling her what I saw in front of me. This, unbeknownst to either of us at the time, has become one of our favorite games to play.
On a particularly messy day, when you feel like screaming your head off because your house looks like a cross between Lily Muenster’s abode and something you might see on The Hoarder’s TV show, try playing our little game. I guarantee, you will laugh rather than cry. It’s easy to play… just call your girlfriend and tell her what you see all around you.
The following are some of my favorites:
- An athletic cup on the dining room table
- A “How To Remove Head Lice” handout sheet in the middle of the living room floor
- Two different kid’s socks stuffed into a toilet paper roll on the kitchen counter
- Three regular guitar cases and a bass guitar case lined up in the hallway next to a partially finished Lego Castle which just happened to be set up perilously close to a flowery pink tea set complete with plastic doughnuts, spaghetti and pizza wedges. A fine “welcome” for one and all…you must agree!
Is there anyone out there who can begin to compete with that? Let me hear from you! I could really use a good laugh today!
Peace and Joy…
Caleb Shelton said:
tampon wrapper in the entertainment center, santa hat on the jacuzzi step’s, makeup mirror in the dog cage, and the strangest of all – child in his own bed!
3 bags of groceries sitting on the counter never put away, 12 pairs of shoes blocking the garage door into the house (that’s a workout right there), 1 random shoe insert in the middle of the stair, bag of giveaway clothes on the stair landing (sitting there for 2 months), a skateboard with no wheels in the middle of my daughter’s room, an unrolled ball of yarn scattered throughout another daughters room (thanks new kitten) and a bag of cough drops hidden within the soccer trophies. This is a good day!
Anni Shelton said:
I definitely know who taught you your housekeeping skills!!! This is why you are MY favorite person to play this game with!