Too Clean for Comfort
I bet you never thought I would say those words. After all, how can anything be too clean?
Well, I once knew a nurse that suffered terribly at home because she worked long hours in a sterile environment. She became sensitive to everything in the air.
Not that my house is a sterile environment. But after cashing in on a Groupon for 60% off of a total house cleaning, it is as close to immaculate as possible. With 5 kids away at summer camp, and Uncle Nick recuperating in a skilled nursing facility, the house is actually staying spic and span.
Fewer people= lighter meals, less laundry, less traffic, and cleaner floors.
And since it is summer, we are spending more time at the pool, so even the boys are cleaner.
I LOVE A CLEAN HOUSE!
So much so that my Dear Husband said he never saw anyone get such a charge over cleaning.
Not cleaning, my Dear, but having it cleaned.
That is the part that I love (especially when it can be done on this frugal budget). But even I have to admit, after weeks of enjoying the pristine kitchen, it was beginning to feel a bit like Stepford around here. I miss the excitement of a busy kitchen and everyone talking at once at the dinner table. I miss my kids. So the two youngest boys and I decided to mix it up a bit.
We messed up every counter in the kitchen
to mix up a feast fit for Cookie Monster.
What else was there to do on such a soggy day?
Goodbye, clean kitchen.
Goodbye, low carb diet.
Hello memories that two boys will always have,
of the summer when they were the oldest.