Last night Lee came home from work early and wasn't feeling great. He took a nap and then woke up feeling awful. Now at this point let's just say that thank god women have babies, and not men, because men are BIG WIMPS. So take this all with a grain of salt, but Lee *was* puking and moaning and writheing in pain last night so I have no doubt he was really sick. However the man drama that accompanied said illness was enough to drive me crazy! lol He stayed home from work today and I spent the day batheing in hand sanitizer, so fingers crossed that I don't catch some sort of mutated form of whatever the girls and I have already gotten over!
Needless to say I was feeling very germaphobic today and did things like steam mop my kitchen floors, trying to kill off the little puke inducing germs. But then I looked over at my darling baby and saw the true germ spreading culprit...
Seriously?! She sneaks into our cupboards and pre-licks all of our silverware?!
|Hmmm, which should I lick first?|
|Both of them!|
|Oh yeah, get them nice and germy....|
Anyone want to come over for dinner at our house? :-P
In other news, news that *also* makes me feel dirty and germ infested....we've started potty training again. Ugh. Diapers are sooo much easier (for Mama anyways!). I really have decided that I despise potty training. Raya is ready and capable but I am lazy and unmotivated. I hate cleaning up accidents, I hate going in the car or in public with a potty training toddler, and overall the whole thing is pretty crappy (literally). On the upside though, Raya is more than ready and for her first day this go round she did pretty well. She kept her pants dry about 50% of the time at home but did awesome staying totally dry on our outting to the library and she took a 3 hour afternoon nap and woke up dry (a first!). She likes to think of herself as a big girl, and hates being called a baby, so we've resorted to mentioning that she is acting like a baby and maybe needs a bottle when she pees in her pants lol. This probably goes against every parenting book known to man but it seems to help. We also have been rewarding dry pants with time using Daddy's flashlight, which she thinks is the coolest. He told her that only big girls get to use his flashlight, not babies. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
Lastly, since it's related to cleanliness I thought I'd share...I added one more thing to my New Year's resolution list. I've been doing good on my load of laundry a day thing....and the other day I saw this blog on Pinterest that had a "52 week organized home challenge" that tons of people were joining now at the start of the new year. It's actually really cool! Each week they will email you the week's "challenge" and you can work on it. I'm doing it low key and just as much as I can fit in my schedule, but it's nice for someone else to kind of plan the year for me as far as organizing goes. This week is kitchen counters! Check out this week's challenge here: kitchen organization I really like that she gives you lots of information about why it's imporant and helps you walk through your thinking about how you want to organize to best suit *your* life. Totally check it out!
I mean, I can't be the only one who's counters look like this:
When we moved into this house one of the things I loved most was all the counter space! But lots of counter space only screams for it to become a junk dumping ground lol. See that corner full of crap? That's our dumping ground. Oy.
Yes, we have a broken sock monkey toy in our empty fruit basket lol. Lots of mail to be sorted and filed. Contaminated spoons from the munchkin licking maniac. Misc. candy and gum that has no home. Etc. etc. Clearly I need this organizational challenge!! I'll keep you updated on how it goes :-)
Oh, and see that super cute tote in my pile of junk? That's my latest thirty-one organizing tote (Which will eventually organize something lol...hey, I just got it and I'm working on things ;-P) Big shout out to Amy at Mrs. Mommy ....she sent this to me to match the other utility tote I had won from her...how cool is that?! Definitely check out her facebook page Amy's thirty-one gifts ...you have to ask to join, but she will accept you right away and then you will be able to see all of her awesome giveaways....she gives out free stuff all the time because she's the coolest so don't miss out! :-)
So there you have it...hope you didn't "catch" anything from us today! Maybe go roll around in some bleach or something....ya know, just to be on the safe side. Good luck! hehe