Tuesday, October 27, 2009

40 Day Challenge: Day 10

All morning (7 AM- 2 PM) I was getting frustrated. I had decided to clean instead of putting it off because "it's too hard with Titus following/eating stuff". But it was too hard! It was so frustrating! I would put him in the livingroom, dash into the kitchen, wash 3 dishes and then there he was... heading for the apple crate, taking a bite... so I would take off my gloves (get too dry here in the winter if I don't use gloves) grab him up and repeat the process. It was much easier when I just used that as an excuse.
Then at nap/quiet time I got alot done. In the evening all the older boys are in Brian's Boy Scout troop now, so I was alone. After sitting for about 30 minutes and really wanting to go to bed, I forced myself up and finished all the dishes, scrubbed out the sink, scrubbed the floor in the kitchen, folded and put away a load of laundry, cleaned up the livingroom, set the table to breakfast and made baked oatmeal to pop in the oven in the morning.
So I feel good about what I accomplished today and how the house will look/feel like in the morning when I wake up.





Maybe you can help me. What do I do with this rocking horse? Naomi and Titus have a room that is 5' x 8'... no room in there. The basement is torn up and I don't want to store fabric stuff down there because there is mold on the floor we're tearing up. The garage... I guess that might work. Our house is about 1000 sq. ft. It's more, if we counted the basement it would be 1800, but it's not useable space right now.
Grandma and Grandpa got it for Naomi for her 2nd birthday, she loves it- if she has an audience. Now the batteries are dead and I'm tired of looking at it when she sits on it once every 2 weeks. (Hopefully I'll remember to delete this part if Grandma ever gets internet!!)

5 comments:

Suzanne & Duncan Forbes said...

Put a hook in the ceiling of the boys' closet - then you can hang it upside down in there and it's out of the way - but accessible for when N does want to ride it.

Rachel said...

Oh good idea! I have some big hooks out in the garage.

Sande said...

Do you visit Grandma's often .... maybe it can have a holiday there for a while?

Gretchen said...

what about 'loaning it' to your church Nursery? Then Naomi could play on it when you take her in there and you could bring it home when Titus is ready for it...

Rachel said...

I don't know if I could leave it at Grandmas... they're kind of strange about "stuff" (emotional attachment/easily offended. Example: Brian's Grandma passed away, his mother wanted us to keep the plastic 50 year anniversary cake topper, so we could use it. We had been married 5 years. 45 years... seriously??)

The Church already has one...

I think I'll hang it in the closet for a while and take it down when Titus is bigger. Later I will "store" (it at the rescue mission)... he he he

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