Your wooden floors look so much warmer … and less dusty … than mine. And yet you have so many more children than I. It seems your protestations of not being a Supermother do not stand up to the photographic evidence at all.
Nah, the floors have to be kept swept so that the baby doesn’t get all his meals from eating dust-bunnies. But if Lissa is anything like me … *thinks* … not that I’m suggesting she is, or anything! Where am I going with this?! Oh, just that keeping the floors tidy due to Baby is one thing; one can feel one has done the most important thing, whilst letting certain other things (undefined), erm, slide.
But of course, I’m only talking about me here. *smile*
That Huck is so dang cute!! (Need. to. hold. baby.) Kids are the best – lying on floors, running and screaming and skipping at the park, eating raisins stuck in the carpet. Not caring what anyone thinks. Sometimes I wish I was one!
Oh Sarah, Sarah, if you could but see my floors up close! 🙂 If they don’t look dusty in that photo, it’s only because they had been polished by a belly-scooting baby with a drooly shirt. Ellie is very much on the right track but even she gives me too much credit. We sweep often, but finding a good time to *clean* the floors? Near impossible. Ask Laurie; she knows what they look like up close and in person. 😉
On the first day of Shakespeare Camp in August, I made a snap decision to move the sofa up against the fireplace so we’d have more room. The other children arrived just in time to see the MOUNTAIN RANGE of dust bunnies, stray toys, ponytail holders, board books, and colored pencils underneath the sofa’s regular spot. It was hilarious!
When Eli (now twenty) was a baby — really, until he was about five, I’d say — I swept daily and mopped three times a week, without fail. When Calli (now ten) was wee, I swept daily, and mopped once a week. I was eight months pregnant with Joshua when we moved into this house (he’s seven): I scoured the house repeatedly leading up to his birth. I will not say how (in)frequently I have mopped since. I’d say the sweep/vacuum happens weekly.
Lissa, we don’t have a sofa, but I do not wish to know what resides under the piano. No, I do not.