how do you know if you're not a good housekeeper?

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   Posted 1/24/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I was mopping the kitchen floor today and my 14 year old son walked by.  He looked perpexed and said "Hey Mom, why ya doing THAT?  Did the dog pee on the floor again?" 
Good LORD ... apparently I am so behind in my housekeeping that he has FORGOTTEN that some people actually mop their floors OFTEN.  Did he actually think that  the only reason we mop the floor is to clean up DOG PEE?!?!  oh geez ....
I have decided to laugh about it instead of kick myself in the butt for living like a slob.  Oh .. and I added something to the "to-do list"  .. teach the kids how to mop the floor!   HA HA HA HA HA

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   Posted 1/24/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
do-over, thanks for the laugh! You did remind me that one of these weeks, I need to mop
mine.  Hugs, Robin smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 1/24/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll send the oldest one over .. .he knows how now!!!! Glad you got a chuckle ... I was hoping someone else would get as much of a laugh as I did!!!!

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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   

I emptied a dirty dishwasher today, and put them all in the cupboard. HMMM.  Hubby just stirred his coffee with a cruddy spoon like it was normal.  I wonder how many times I have done this in the past?  I keep saying that the stupid dishwasher soap they make now doesn't clean the dishes, as so much of it is 'environmentally friendly' and nothing more than a box full of baking soda with a lemon scent.  Did you say mop the floor?  Uh, Owie.



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   Posted 1/24/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG, I did the dishwasher thing, too. I caught it right at the end and then had to go through the cabinets and try to remember which ones I just put there.turn I have seen magnets that say dirty/clean, but I woould forget and not turn it.
I gave my poor cat orange juice the other morning, she gave me a real funny look. We should write a book of funny things we have done, it would be a great laugh. I waited for an hr one day and went to check the meatloaf, funny it doesn't start cooking until you actually turn the oven on. I have a million of them.......yeah

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   Posted 1/25/2010 3:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh MY! That's so funny. So now (for once) maybe I should be glad that we don't have a dishwasher!!!!!

I have done the oven thing before too. Usually though, it's with the stove ... I'll try to make a cup of tea and think "Man ... it DOES take forever for a watched pot to boil" and then I'll realized I didn't turn the burner on.

In my house, we blame it on my being blonde. I call it "Teflon Brain" .. because nothing sticks!!! But NOW I can blame it on FM too. Oh .. there have to be a ton of jokes on the horizon .. "Did you hear about the Blonde with Fibromyalgia? ......" or "You might be a blonde with FM if ....."

Isn't it great to be able to laugh about this stuff?

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   Posted 1/25/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
 I just learned I can't listen to I pod while cleaning , cause if I don't hear the sink , I don't shut it off , flooded the kitchen alittle today , Yesturday I left my weight watchers name tag on and went shopping , I just call my friend and say, just when I thought I couldn't do anything more embarssing I out do my self and we have a good laugh :-) .

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   Posted 1/25/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I definately know that I am not a good housekeeper, I just look around me.


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   Posted 1/25/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I will mop when my feet start sticking to the floor!  shocked   Mopping kills me.
I, too, have unloaded dirty dishes into the cupboard.  Disgusting, isn't it?!!!
This weekend I was on a trip and needed to use the bathroom on the bus.  It was a new bus and had a flushing toilet like the planes do.  But, fibro me, tried to flush the toilet by pushing the emergency button!  When I realized it, pushed the correct button and got out of there in a hurry.  But, apparently an alarm goes off because the travel agency person what hustling down the aisle to help me!  One thing about fibro, you have to have a sense of humor!  turn  

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   Posted 1/26/2010 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   

I can really relate to the mopping....6 cats and one is bound to pee on the floor. tongue



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   Posted 1/26/2010 1:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I get worried when I find the cereal in the refrigerator because I know something that should be cold is somewhere else in my house. And the hunt begins...

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   Posted 1/26/2010 5:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Lorraine .. I used to think the same thing about my KIDS! LOL!!!! ( used to babysit at home, so in addition to my sons who are 25 months apart, I had 4 OTHER little boys between 2 and 4 years old here every day. My mop NEVER had a chance to dry out!

CHutz - been there with the cereal in the fridge. SOOOO funny .... I'm loving knowing that I'm not the only one who does this stuff. :)

Cry - the Weight Watchers tag at the grocery store is a good one. I love these!!!
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