Friday, June 27, 2008

Method to the Madness

I may have posted on this before, not sure, but for those readers with children under the age of 20 it has to be said again.
We are having company this weekend for Anna's birthday. Although her party is tomorrow Matthew's folks are coming up today for a weekend visit and to be here for Anna's day.
When having company one usually cleans their home. Not unusual. In fact at this house we have two different levels of cleanliness, "Company Clean" and "Eh, it's livable". This week requires the big guns. Company Clean.
Does anyone else out there banish their family from using different rooms in the house? I don't mean the old-fashion living rooms where you only go in if company is visiting, no, I mean like let's say... a bathroom?
The downstairs bathroom is the bathroom Isaiah uses since he sleeps downstairs. I cleaned the downstairs on Wednesday and Isaiah and everyone else in this house has not been allowed in there until Opa and Oma arrive. The poor kid had to even bring his toothbrush and toothpaste upstairs.


Jessica said...

I have a feeling those days are coming. Our families live here in town, though, so it's never such a production when they come....but then again, there is some pretty heavy duty cleaning that goes on sometimes. I say, do what you've gotta do. It's all about efficiency, and teaching them the value of hard work and a job well done. =)

Hope y'all have a great visit!

erin said...

I wish I could to that. We only have one bathroom, though. :(

Kara Jo said...

I don't ban them from certain rooms...I just drive 'em nuts following them them around chirping things like:

" Don't spill that on my clean floor." And "Don't flick toothpaste spit on my clean mirror!" You get the picture.

Kelli said...

I just ship mine out of town.

Amanda said...

Well, I have not done that, but mainly because my house is so small if I said you can't use the bathroom...well...we would be going to the gas station to *powder our noses*.
But I can understand needed the entire house to be clean... and desiring it to stay that way!

God bless-