Friday, November 03, 2006

Oh my God (literally)

I am sick to my stomach. I literally want to throw up. My boys rooms is SO. FREAKIN. DISGUSTING. that I am actually having my seven year old THROW everything into his closet. It is like one of those people you see on TV where their house is so disgusting you just want to throw up and you wonder how it ever got that way. It's only their room but I'm sure my blood pressure sky rockets when I go in there because I start to hyperventilate and every muscle in my body tenses. I walk out of there on edge, the one where one little thing will make me snap. I don't know how it got that bad. I know it's not the boy's fault. Brando and I have learnt to keep our own areas clean - our room, the living room, the kitchen, the laundry room, the dining area - but haven't taught them how to keep their areas clean. Frankly I don't know HOW to teach them. I did find a system where you take care of the beds, then the dirty and clean clothes, throw away the trash and then put all the toys in a basket. But you have to put the toys away as soon as you're done, otherwise the kids get different toys out and then go to the baskets to get the toys out of there and it just throws up all over the new toys they just got out, making it twice as bad as it was before. We're not so consistent about the putting away of the baskets and Brando refuses to do it with the boys when he cleans their room with them (hey at least he cleans their room with them!) so that hasn't worked well. I think I'm going to throw up.

I will post a picture later so maybe you can at least join me in the pure putridness of it all. Maybe it will humiliate me enough to take care of it, if only I knew how to keep it that way.

The Grossness
The Grossness

The Disgustingness
The Disgustingness - a closeup. Notice how I put a little corner of cleared carpet in there just to make me feel a teensy bit better.


girl from florida said...

yippeeee I found the comments!! I realized that under "filed under" there were just spaced comments, so I highlighted all the texts and the comments (and all your "filed under" categories) were just white- they showed up when I highlighted them. Yay!

That is one dirty room! filthy boys!! I'm worried I'll get like that... I hate cleaning.

pinksundrops said...

Heh. I think I've royally messed up my page - everybody is seeing it differently!! It probably doesn't help I'm on a Mac now and most other's are on a PC>

my life is brilliant said...

Yeah, I always have to highlight to see your titles and comment links.

It is a dirty room. The pictures are definitely worth 1,000 words. Good luck getting it cleaned. I never even thought about what it must be like to teach boys how to clean. I'm sure it makes no sense to them.

Alyssa said...

oh good I am glad we can comment again. Isn't it wierd how a messy room can just ruin a good day. I can't think strait when the house is a mess. I hear you on the tense thing. Which reminds me, I have some cleaning to do!

Courtney said...

MUCH better with the brown background. :) I too had to highlight the whole page to see your blog titles and the comments link. Oh well, all better now. :)

Bummer about the messy room... I have absolutely NO idea how to teach boys to clean. But if you come up with a way PLEASE let me know. I live with two (grown) boys and they are the messiest creatures on the planet!!!!!! Ick Ick Ick!


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