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Wacky Wednesday – A Bit of a Picker Upper

Breast Cancer isn’t really very funny. Parenthood, however, I will admit can be really really funny. And I do try to laugh at myself as often as possible. When you combine That Girl, That Guy, and My Girls, you get a pretty Wacky life. When I was a child, probably when I was learning to read, one of my favorite books was “Wacky Wednesday” by Dr. Seuss. Since we constantly talk about how wacky my oldest is, some Wednesdays I will be sharing what I think are pretty Wacky stories, quotes, and silliness from our lives. Enjoy!

I’m not sure how other people do it day to day. Sometimes my house looks like a preschool sized tornado just went through. Then when we have anyone coming over we really pick up and clean. Any given day though it is like damage control to just keep toys in their place and even in the right room, let alone dust, vacuum, and deep cleaning every single room. It’s like a spot cleaning and picking up situation more often than not with the real cleaning saved for special events like friends and family. So you could say, I am a bit of a Picker Upper. Moral of the story, dear friends: come visit more often so my house is cleaner and nicer.

We recently were lucky enough to have “Good Old” friends of mine, now ours, come visit with their kids (Hi Guys!). Not only did they visit, but they brought goodies! I am one lucky girl to not just have these friends, but also because That Guy cleans bathrooms. With a preschooler who potties herself, there sometimes are instances where I ask her to not flush when she is done so I can see what she is up to in there. Don’t worry, we won’t get into that. You are welcome.

Well, after the bathroom was cleaned pre-guest arrival, we asked That Little Girl to be sure to flush when she was done and explained she should try to keep the bathroom nice and clean for our guests, leave the towel hanging up, and so forth. We honestly didn’t think anything of it. She had been asked to clean up her own toys that day. We may have explained a little too much how our friends were coming and it was thoughtful to make the house look nice when people visit and easier to play with friends when the toys are away to start.

Once our friends got here, one of the kids needed to use the bathroom. That Little Girl was quick to remind him, “Don’t forget to flush. My Daddy just cleaned the bathroom.” So there it was, out in the open. Big day here! Daddy cleaned the bathroom! The way she said it, it made it sound like it was a quarterly event, which it is not.

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