Nothing makes me happier than knowing that I have a whole day at home with my munchkins. It seems we are always running here and there for something, and at heart I am a homebody.
Folding laundry while Corbin is slaying dragons and Hayden is learning the fine art of cooking is my idea of perfection. Seriously, you must hit up the dollar aisle at Target. Last year I got the boys foam swords and warrior hats - best $4 I ever spent. Hayden (although he doesn't know it) is mastering the rolling pin and rolling out dough while he makes his playdough "cookies".
And catching up on laundry when you're down to your last kitchen hand towel, is well, glorious. Yay for clean clothes and towels!
Today there are no errands to run, no appts or meetings, no shopping needs (ok well we do need milk, but I'll let hubby take care of that) - just cleaning and organizing and enjoying being home.
I've come to a good place this week as far as home stuff goes. My secret - laptop is IN the kitchen. No more using my office computer tucked away in the back of the house. Somehow just being in my kitchen makes me want to clean things, HA! So kitchen is clean, and like a virus this "cleanliness" is spreading to the rest of the house.
I've read a lot of different approaches to house cleaning. Some say start in the kitchen, some say catch up on laundry, but honestly, I think just catching up or accomplishing ANYTHING is the really key. I've tried both approaches, and they both worked. Just the accomplishment and satisfaction of having one clean or caught up area motivated me to do the rest. So at present my kitchen is clean (by my standards you martha stewart nazis) and the laundry is catching up as I type. The dining room table is clear - minus Mr. Playdough's current adventure; and the living room is picked up (except the couch pillows...those are perpetually thrown on the floor in what I can only assume is a neatness defiance in my kidlets).
So at this moment I can revel in my housekeeping abilities, knowing that at any next moment chaos will strike and I'll be back to square one, but RIGHT NOW it's clean over here and I'm loving it.