Now some readers will nod their heads throughout this post in complete sympathy! Here goes………
Where to begin? Ok every night before Ian and Becksie go to bed we make sure the house is tidy! We make sure the pots are done, the toys are away, the dirty washing is in the basket and every night Becksie takes Ian’s tie from its temporary resting place on the banister, rolls it up and puts in back in Ian’s drawer! All go to sleep! Fine! Easy! Done!
Morning comes. Ian heads to work, Becksie gets up and wipes the kitchen table – our feline friends cannot get it in their heads that they must stay in the dog shelf! The same feline friends see Becksie on table wiping duty and laugh! They are served a tasty breakfast of stinky food and Becksie opens a window to counteract the smell!
The kettle goes on and Lizzie gets up! Lizzie eats her breakfast and the freshly wiped table needs another meeting with the cloth and the dettol (other brands available)! As Lizzie gets down from the table its a race to make sure her paws are clean before the sofa gets it. Breakfast cleared away, washing up done, washing in! Now……. in this house if we don’t wash a load everyday we are behind on the washing!
Then the day brings with it many things, Ian is busy working, Becksie and Lizzie are getting up to all sorts of mischief, sometimes Becksie is also working. Whatever we do we try to maintain the mostly clean and tidy status! If Becksie and Lizzie are home there is the lunch time table clearing to factor in!
6.15pm Ian is home, dinner is being served. Ian takes his tie off and deposits it on the banister! The tie drawer is 4 small steps from the banister but…… the tie needs to rest from climbing the stairs. We eat dinner and its time for the kitchen to be cleaned, small person to be washed, play time, story time, teeth and bed! Then we stand back and survey the damage and tidy up again!
Please don’t think this post is meant in a moaning or complaining way, it really isn’t, except the tie part (hehe)! It is merely an observation that many will empathise with. It is a tad frustrating but….. our house is a real home. The kind of home Becksie always dreamed of running – a warm, mostly clean and tidy home, a place to be ourselves and a place that’s just as lovely in a mess as it is perfectly tidy! It makes us happy!
Ian’s ties are stored in a draw rolled up! A few months into this arrangement he remarked how he felt pleased the arrangement was working and how tidy he’s keeping his ties! Becksie nearly swallowed her teeth!!! This arrangement only works as someone does daily house keeping to keep this tidy! Shine a light!
Ps – we know we’ve mentioned these ties before but……. Grrrrr!