Happy SoCSaturday…Really need to get back to my happy place which is right here !!!
Being a homemaker, I’m all about clean/dirty. I have over the years created what I call my list of rules when it comes to cleaning and my home. I live by the book, “Confessions of and Organized Homemaker .” The book was written by Denise Shoenfield, (I’m thinking that’s how it’s spelled..”)
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My rules for a clean house are really quite simple.
- After the trash cans are emptied i.e. bathroom, kitchen, office…you can’t throw anything in them until at least after 3pm and if you need to dispose of trash you have to go out in the garage and throw it out in the outside garbage.
- After I’m done vacuuming the rooms, you can’t walk in them til at least the evening. It’s not time to watch tv yet, and you can read in your room. That brings me to Rule #3
- After I’m done making the beds, you can’t get into them (Under the blankets, yadayadayada) until you are going to bed for the night. At least until 8:30/9 pm.
- The most important rule about a clean house is when the kitchen is closed for the night. This one was probably the hardest one to enforce having all the boys I did with their crazy hours and the theater and the pit orchestra. So many times we wouldn’t get home til well after 10 and that was the first place they would go. They they would go to the refrigerator and stand there looking for nothing because the KITCHEN IS CLOSED !!!! They would usually come away with a can of coke and what was left over from dinner (that was usually sitting on the back burner of the stove. Burner off of course), or they would take a loaf of bread or a bag of rolls and head off for bed. Really my kitchen was like a grazing place for my son’s. But I miss that now ;( . They all had a voracious appetite !!!
- My final rule was and when this one was broken, unless you had dna kits or a camera on in the kitchen or caught them in the act, you would never know who was the offender. You were not allowed to eat or drink the last one of anything. The last coke, the last bag of chips, the last ice cream bar until first checking with Queen…(that would be me, of course.) Which makes perfect sense. That was the rule so I would know to go buy some more of what we no longer had, hellooo…
- Oh I just remembered another one of my rules. You were not allowed to use the powder room on the 1st floor. That was called the Queen’s bathroom and no one was allowed to use it. The husband wasn’t even allowed too !!! Only me, sorry I’m the Queen 🙂 and I cleaned it !!! Of course guest who came over could use it. One of my really close friends went in to use it and I always made a triangle on the roll of TP and then put a seasonal sticker on it like a heart for Valentines Day, a turkey sticker on thanksgiving, etc. When she went to use it, she didn’t know what to do. Too funny, use it. I made it pretty for my friends and guest to say I love you and thank you for coming into my home ❤ You’re better than the Queen, your my friend 😉
Funny story…I love Lucky Charms the cereal and my #3 son ate all the marshmallows out of the box of cereal. When I went to have a bowl of Lucky Charms, there were no marshmallows in it. I knew right away who was the culprit. He was in his room. He was in high school so it wasn’t like he didn’t know better. I went into his room and I confronted him about there being no marshmallows in the box of cereal and he hemmed and hawed like he didn’t have a clue of what I was talking about. “Okay, here,” I said and dumped the rest of the cereal (the oats that no one even likes) over his head. “You might as well finish the box of cereal.” Never happened again. I guess he got the point.
When I look back on, “My Rules,” I don’t think they are that crazy. I just like once the house is clean, it can look like no one lives there for a couple of hours, in case the real Queen does come. It could happen. When you are a homemaker, you are never done with the housework, laundry, cooking, yadayadayada. So I didn’t think it was too much to ask for having a clean house for a couple of hours and the housework was done…And if you think people have to live in the home, I didn’t do a lot of things that other people do like make you take your shoes off when you came in or hang up things. I did try to get everyone on board with leaving the room looking better than it did when you came in, but I had boys. One final thought. Now that the boys are all taking wives I tell them, “I tried and if your going to marry him you have to sign my disclaimer so I’m not being blamed for their habits 😉 !!!” Blessings to my wonderful son’s and family, I really do love you all 😉 ❤ .
Rules for SoCS by Mz. Linda
Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.
8. Have fun!