Unexpecting the Expected
Whole Lot of Nothing

CLEAN ALL THE THINGS

We have family coming to visit in about...oh, NOW. Family who have never actually been to our house, live and in person, since we moved here almost five years ago. Which means I have spent the last five hours FRANTICALLY trying to clean and organize everything so it actually looks like we've lived here for five years. Instead of...five hours. It's your lucky day, unlabeled box of mystery that we never unpacked because clearly your contents were never missed! You're finally getting unpacked moved to an out-of-the-way spot in the basement!

They have a three-and-a-half year old little girl. So that's four children, all five years old and younger. Here. In the house that I am now questioning cleaning up in the first place. WELCOME TO HELL, NOW WITH 25% MORE PRINCESS CRAP. 

Even the dog got all fancied up for the occasion. By which I mean bathed.

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WAT DOIN?

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WATER MAKES IMPOSSIBLY TINY LEGS MOAR IMPOSSIBLY TINY

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I HAZ NO IDEA WAT JUST HAPPEND

Anyway, I better go take out the last of the trash and re-check that the liquor cabinet is stocked locked. 

PRAY.

Comments

Suzy Q

Ceiba's just too cute. Good luck with the visit!

C is for Cape town

That dog. We don't see enough of it amongst all those gorgeous boyz.
Good luck!

AmyB

In love with the Hyperbole and a Half reference...

AmyB

In love with the Hyperbole and a Half reference...

Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey

Awww, Ceiba. It's been too long! :)

Good luck! I'll have an extra drink for you tonight, for good measure. (The things I'm willing to do... eh?).

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Heather

Where's Max at?

Cath @ 7 Million Wonders

Vaya con Dios, Amy!

But I Do Have a Law Degree

I loathe cleaning - especially the "we're having people over and I'm embarrassed by the filth we live in" kind of cleaning. I feel like I am doing this ALL the time, between grandparent visits and playdates and dogwalker pickups (yes, it's that bad I try to tidy before the dogwalker comes to get our dog). The worst part is, you will clean and feel all good about yourself, and within an hour, it's all gone to shit again. Oh well. Have fun with your guests, and make sure that liquor cabinet is indeed stocked! :)

Daisy

Clean...*all*....the things?

(I started splurging and dropping the dog off at the groomers...we have a beagle so this really is a splurge. That said, as long as I'm not paying for a blueberrry facial, which yes, they offer, I'm not doing too bad.)

Amelia Sprout

Ceiba!!! I missed her. Her perspective is awesome.

-k-

HA! at the first Ceiba pic. Heh.

Rebecca

I'm all for anything that gets us TWO Ceiba sightings in a week. Hooray for visitors!!

Natalie

Moar Ceiba, plz! :)

Erika Mitchell

Shoot, I just make Wes throw away any boxes that haven't been accessed or unpacked in a year or so. I LOVE throwing stuff away. It's cathartic!

Erika Mitchell

Shoot, I just make Wes throw away any boxes that haven't been accessed or unpacked in a year or so. I LOVE throwing stuff away. It's cathartic!

Erika Mitchell

Shoot, I just make Wes throw away any boxes that haven't been accessed or unpacked in a year or so. I LOVE throwing stuff away. It's cathartic!

Erika Mitchell

Shoot, I just make Wes throw away any boxes that haven't been accessed or unpacked in a year or so. I LOVE throwing stuff away. It's cathartic!

Erika Mitchell

Shoot, I just make Wes throw away any boxes that haven't been accessed or unpacked in a year or so. I LOVE throwing stuff away. It's cathartic!

Susan

Go to the bank like a motherf&*ing ADULT.

sheilah

What *I* hate is you clean and clean. The guests come over and later you find out a comment was made to your *significant other* about what a mess it was.

Not that that has happend to ME of course...

*HATE*

Txtingmrdarcy

Wesley would just like Ceiba to know that he is totally down with older women....


..... as long as she's ok with neutered guys.

Txtingmrdarcy

Wesley would just like Ceiba to know that he is totally down with older women....


..... as long as she's ok with neutered guys.

erin

ha ha! Good luck!!!

Penny

Relax. It will be fun! And just think of all the stories you'll be able to dine out on for years afterwards. :-)

Last year, my SIL stayed in our 3 bedroom house with her two children in the middle of a wet winter. We had 5 children between us: ages 6, two 3.5 year olds, and two 18month olds.

Absolutely no regrets, but... never again.

Juli

The situation at your house is what I call CHAOS - Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome.

MariaV

Ceiba!

Mary

Awww, I miss the Ceiba captions from the days of yore (read: before yo babies came).

Elle

Ceiba!!!

Wait. Has Ceiba lost weight???

Lauren

Oh my gosh, you have the sperm shoes as one of your ads right now! Too funny.

Lauren

Oh my gosh, you have the sperm shoes as one of your ads right now! Too funny.

AA

Is that a rat or a dog?

Jessica

Do you read Hyperbole and a Half? Clean All The Things is the title of one of my favorites of her posts. And - She's writing a book! Hooray!

Stacy

Go to the BANK! Clean ALL the things!

I always clean for playdates and friend visits and then they (aka their kids) trash my place and it takes me 3 days to motivate to tackle it since I am so defeated by all that expended effort for nothing. Sigh.

have fun. 3.5 yr old girls are great and not all are princessy, dangit!

Miss Marina Star

Just stopped by to say that I have the EXACT same bath mat! Go Target!

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