Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weekend

Cleaning while kids are growing is like
cleaning lady
I thought long weekends were supposed to be filled with fun and excitement?! Saturday was still a little gloomy that morning so we stayed inside and ended up cleaning most of the day :( My house was happy I'm sure. We did the good deep clean. ie: vacuum in the couch cushions and under the couches, lots of dusting, moving the table and chairs out of the kitchen to mop, and other organizing. I do owe a big thank you to Eric. He did more than his fair share. At one point Emry asked me who was coming over? ... Can you believe the nerve of her! Was she trying to imply that this is abnormal cleaning activity? Or that we only clean this good when we are having guests?! PUUULEEEEASE!... Ok she knows me too well. (if there are those of you snickering because you do this frequently and on a regular basis then keep your comments to your self and try not to judge me too harshly) Sunday of course was church. And I must confess something ... we were in such a hurry to be on time to church (for anyone who knows me, knows how important it is for me that we be early for church ... ok I'm afraid of being struck by lightning right now, so just kidding) But really we were on track this time to be on time and the only thing holding us up was Emry's left white church shoe! (black would just not have gone with her spring outfit) So in a moment of weakness I grabbed Emry a pair of flip flops! (see previous post on flip flops at church) Ok but in my defense they were new and still looked nice. You should have seen the look on her face! I told her don't ask questions just put them on. And just so you know we were totally on time and were sitting in the nice cushioned pews. That night my sisters came over (except Karis, who is in St. George) and we watched Cloverfield. ... I know I know not exactly church material but none the less we all have our free agency. Right?! And seriously, we hardly ever do it. ( I feel like I'm confessing too much at once in this post). So Monday continued right along with the uneventful lack of excitement. Eric did yard work and the kids and I just hung out in the morning. Later I ended the day with a little shopping. (I needed something to lift my spirits and what better than shopping. ) I have nothing to confess for Monday, I didn't steal any thing while shopping, I didn't have any traffic violations, I wasn't the least bit rude to the people who rang up my purchases even though the lines were ridiculously long! I do have to say, even though our weekend was not exhilarating or spectacular it was nice to be together and have Eric home an extra day.

8 comments:

S & A Millar said...

Seriously Brooklyne says the same thing to me when I clean, Who's coming over, and I'm like are you seriouse I do clean just to clean. But I guess I do franticly start picking up when people are due to arrive, mabe thats it, I don't know. I like having nothing going on sometimes on the weekends, its nice to just be home and hang out together. I was kind of looking forward to Mondays confetion :) JK

Chelsey Howard said...

Oh that's funny. I can't believe you even got the couch cushions!!! I never do that. Wait I take it back, I've been married for 3 and a half yrs. and I've only done that once! So you are not alone! And if it makes you feel better, I wear flip flops to church. I know its bad but I'm a sinner:(

Heather said...

Sometimes those weekends are the best when there are NO plans. Just being together. When I get my kids involved with cleaning they to have asked who is coming over. I bet your house loved the attention! :)

Pam said...

Well at least you were cleaning on Saturday not Sunday like we were. And nobody was coming over either. There is always so much going on on Saturdays that there is usually no time for cleaning but a lot of time for messing up. Well just be happy that you won't have to worry about those couch cushions for another year or so right?
Emery is still young enough that no one is going to judge her for wearing flip flops to church so your ok. And sometimes that is just what we have to do to get that soft pew at church.

Ryan and Liz said...

Hi Breanna-
Your family is so cute. i want to get our families together. I am sure the kids would have a great time running around. Ryan has a few agent in Arizona and goes down there once in a while so maybe I will come along one of those times because I want to meet all of your adorable kiddos and stay up late and laugh about old times. You are such an amazing mom. Take care! Love- Liz

Brette said...

I just love reading your blog. You always have the funniest stories about your little Emry. She has such a cute personality And.. says the funniest things!

galbraith's said...

ok, who doesnt do a quick clean up right before people come over! there are very few people in this world that have a clean house ALL the time ( and they only have 1 child) Love the flip flop story, brinley however wears her flip flops to church all the time (she's only two) Half the time her shoes are off in nursery anyway.

elisha and brett said...

Haha, I LOVE the cartoon! The sad thing is that it is SO TRUE! I feel like I spend my entire day cleaning (or blogging) and the only time I actually see a difference is when the kids are asleep!