THE CLEAN ROOM DEBATE

So we’re on a rearranging spree here at the house because I ‘nest’ about once a year and so far I’ve got the living room done and most of the office which will be finished when the extra desk is moved out.  Of course I made sure our room was done last week and the only room really left to do is kiddo’s room so I sent said child forth to give it a clean (including under the bed) so that I can go in there to shift stuff around and clean the carpet to boot.  Easy peasy right? No. lol

So kiddo strolls out of the room  carrying the kitten which is part of the reason there are little toys everywhere in there as he’s very active and finds joy in anything he can get his paws on.

Now I knew something was up by the way she sauntered up next to me and waited patiently while I was paying bills on the computer.

Then she said in a lazy drawl… “Theoretically.”

😉

Which was when the Mom alarm went off in my head ringing in a laughing way because you know you’re about to hear some s**t when your 10 year old is sauntering, patient, and obviously has some kind of debate/argument for you.  

Christy: Theoretically what?

Bellatrix: Weeeeellllllll

Christy: [laughing] Ok, let’s hear it.

Bellatrix: [huge grin on her face] Well Mom, it’s like this.

Christy: [laughsnort]

Bellatrix shot me the “really?” look and then put on her intellectual face and began tapping her chin while looking up at the ceiling which was when I knew she’d rehearsed this and was also when the kitten started swatting at her hand because he thought she was trying to play which is why the moment was interrupted so she could put the kitten down on the floor and she decided to just spit out what she wanted to say.

Bellatrix: Would you rather have a child who did everything you said and had a clean room but was super boring OR would you rather have a child that is adventurous, likes gaming, likes hanging out with you, and is fun?

Christy: Ok [tossing up hands in exasperation] why can’t I have one in the middle?  The question doesn’t seem fair.

Bellatrix: But Mom [she mocked] you yourself told me life isn’t fair.

Christy: [laughing] Go clean your room

Bellatrix: [pouting and sighing] Fine, but I’m ready to just start throwing stuff away.

Christy: Yep, that’s what it usually boils down to even for grown ups…take a bag.FacebookTwitterRedditGoogle+StumbleUponTumblr

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THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

What are just a few of my unanswered questions you may wonder?

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  1. Why is it when reorganizing a room does the room looks worse than when you started right before you’re done?
  2. Why does the dog always want to go outside as soon as he’s had a bath?
  3. Why does the cat immediately use the litter box when you add more litter?
  4. Why can my child not hear me when I call her for dinner but can hear me whisper the word “chocolate” from 3 rooms away?
  5. Why do things we need or want only go on sale when we don’t have any money to spare?
  6. Why do some folks deliberately block your merge on highways?
  7. For that matter how did a lot of folks pass their driving tests when they never even learned to use a turn signal?
  8. On the car theme still, why does the car only need repairs when I’ve already paid all the bills and bought groceries?
  9. Why does school start so early in the morning?
  10. For that matter why don’t we just have school as 9-5 like a regular job and save parents who have a 9-5 some money?
  11. Why are bidets not common in the US?
  12. Why when building a house (when possible) do they not just put an access panel on the wall behind a tub/shower so that if something goes wrong with the plumbing it would be easy to get to and repair?
  13. Why don’t all hot water heaters come with a timer that you can set for the hours when you actually need hot water?
  14. Why don’t mobile home builders actually fill in the gaps between the wall panels and add a washi tape of their favored wallpaper over that instead of putting those stupid strips over the cracks?
  15. If people are so worried about the environment why are most household cleaners toxic?
  16. Why with the wealth of free knowledge available at our very fingertips via our cells phones, tablets, computers, and free wifi spots… do some people refuse to become more educated to better their situations?
  17.  Why the heck are people so fascinated with (and I’ve had them both and find the first ok once spiced) avocados and kale?
  18. Why is water expensive and soda cheap?
  19. Why don’t stores carry the more interesting veggies like fresh beets, rhubarb, parsnips, kohlrabi, etc.?
  20. Whatever happened to government cheese?
  21. Why don’t all of the girl scouts selling cookies have a way to take credit cards considering most people don’t carry cash anymore?
  22. Why can’t I simply put in a tip for the delivery driver from Domino’s when I’m paying for my order online?
  23. For that matter why does Domino’s charge a delivery fee that doesn’t go to their driver as a partial tip to begin with?
  24. Since we have the technology now to make grocery bags biodegradable why aren’t they all biodegradable yet?
  25. Why are so many rooftops black when a lighter color would keep the house cooler?
  26. For that matter, why are all trees cleared from a piece of land to be built on and only a handful planted when sturdy shading trees could easily help keep homes cooler in the summer and provide a wealth of jobs for people to trim and rake up after in addition to giving wildlife a spot to hang?
  27. Why aren’t really cool looking hats a thing if the sun is so bad for our skin?
  28. For that matter why aren’t parasols a thing for the same reason?
  29. Why does the phone always ring when I’m busy?
  30. Why is it that one always feels the need to tinkle as soon as they’ve got fresh polish that is not yet dry on their nails even if they wen’t beforehand?

Get it? Before…hand…? That was slightly punny so I’m done for now and I’m going to go back to finishing rearranging my office.

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