You know those people that write out a list of chores and diligently work through them item by item, determined and on task until they feel the satisfaction of completion?
I do too. I'm not one of them of course, but I know a few.
For myself, it works much more like this...
I wake up determined to SEIZE THE DAY!
I start the ball rolling right away, not even taking the time to make a list. I'm on the move, people!
I carry something into a room to put it away and start cleaning that room.
Then I take a break to go to the bathroom, spray my bathtub with Comet bathroom cleaner, and let it sit for the prerequisite 10 minutes while I fix Blake breakfast.
This of course leads to loading the dishwasher and tidying the kitchen.
Until a fight breaks out in the ranks and my presence is required in the children's room.
Which I start organizing.
Which leads to putting hair things that were STOLEN by my 9 year old daughter back in my room where they belong, and I start working on that room.
And on the cycle continues until an hour later when I walk back into my bathroom and remember: "The bathtub cleaner!" and smack my forehead and start scrubbing.
This is usually where the list comes in. It's time to stop the chaos.
So I sit down at my computer desk and start by writing down all the things I've done already because the only fun thing about a list is crossing items off it.
And then I quickly check my email. And immediately get sucked into facebook and blog land.
Until I realize I need to be out the door in 45 minutes and I haven't even showered yet.
And then Blake calls urgently from the kitchen where he's being playing in the sink with his plastic animals...
And I find this:
With water flowing across the floor like the river Nile.
THAT'S how I clean.
Yes, it's working out quite well for me thank you, why do you ask?