If I Had a Magic Wand, the First Thing I’d Do Is… FTSF

Oh, this is probably the easiest post ever for me. The first thing I’d do is wave the wand 5 minutes before my husband got home (shoot, as he was puling up the driveway) and have the house clean!

This has been a point of contention lately as I am a stay at home mom living in a working woman’s house (my SIL). For some reason, now my cleaning isn’t good enough. I’m sure its because every dish is clean here and not a toy to be found, but that’s also because she has no children. So now, sometimes there are a few toys (we only have blocks, a couple of games and a couple of books not in storage), and a couple od dishes not clean in the rack. In othet words, you can tell children live here.

Now, I’m not in J and his sister’s conversations, so I don’t know if it’s her complaining or him being overzealous to get in front of her complaining. Either way, its annoying as h3ll.

We probably won’t have a true resolution until we get our own place, and since we haven’t found one to out an offer in for, it’ll be a while.

On the other hand, since magic wands don’t exist, I have found a practical solution to a lot of my cleaning problems. It’s

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Just kidding… its actually my new affiliate: Norwex! Cut down on costs and chemical usage around your home, yet get it sparkly clean! Check it out for me, would you?

9 thoughts on “If I Had a Magic Wand, the First Thing I’d Do Is… FTSF”

  1. That last line was the best and love how you fit your affiliate sponsor into this. But sorry you are having a hard time and god bless you living with your SIL, because if I lived with mine, she would probably be dead and I would be serving time, lol!! But seriously I give you credit, because not sure I could live with my in-laws to be quite honest.

    1. It's just a different standard of cleaning… I don't do stains or dirty dishes, but keeping a dish out until you are actually done with it (even 5 refills later) is ok with me. Believe me, I don't think this is optimal for anyone involved. She wasn't expecting to be here (had gotten a job elsewhere, but subsequently lost funding), and we expected the condo to be empty. All I have to say is Thank God I have an understanding husband and I try not to bitch too much!

  2. LOL at the joke solution!! I could use a cleaning wand for both of my kids' rooms (and that's no joke). 🙂

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    1. It's so hard to keep it clean and when you think you find a system, your kids really don't care. Well, here's to hoping that someone can invent this cleaning wand!

  3. Yikes … this is a tough one. Especially when you are living with someone else. The pressure is bad enough when it's your own house.
    Everyone has different standards of cleaning and it's especially tough if those expectations are never verbalized. Good luck mama. Hopefully it won't be forever.

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    1. Yes, and overall, I'm pretty lenient. I wish cleaning was my strong suit, but I'm ok with toys on the floor and messes here and there. She's not. Being single, and taking in an entire family is pretty hard. She's been a trooper, but I'm so freakin tired ending this pregnancy! 🙂

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