Getting your house “company clean” with a 2.5 year old is a lot like… trying to clean house with a 2.5 year old. So I mostly put it off, thinking “I’ll do it Wednesday.”
Mop the first floor? I’ll do it Wednesday night. That way it might still look at least a little shiny when the first guests arrive. That big pile of clean laundry? I’ll fold it on Wednesday. (What really crossed my mind: Can I just shove it into the closet and deal with it on Friday?)
For the last few days, today was not going to be a lot of fun. But the glitch in The Matrix that allowed me to host Thanksgiving this year double-glitched and suddenly Thanksgiving dinner is an hour north. Instead of spending the day cleaning, I’m not cleaning!
I’m pre-chopping, bagging, and leftover-bowl-ing everything that goes into everything on our menu while packing up half of my “not company clean” kitchen to take with me. I will arrive with boxes and bags and coolers full of stuff.
And it’s hard to feel the slightest bit mopey about something like that with Christmas Vacation on the TV that’s covered with tiny handprints in my “did a ToysRUs throw-up in here” living room.
So here’s to not cleaning for company but still getting to make a mess in someone else’s kitchen 🙂
Hope you all have a safe & happy Thanksgiving!
(And Go Whoever-is-playing-the-Cowboys!)