• 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 72 (Destruction is a Super Power)


    Nerf gun bullets in the hallway

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Day 72 of 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I try to keep the house clean during the week so that on the weekends we don’t have to worry about it.  But every weekend I underestimate the mess potential of two little people.

    My children are experts at taking over every room they enter.

    I ran an experiment this weekend:  What would it take to keep the house clean on Saturday and Sunday?

    We made it through Saturday without too much trouble.  Probably because I had them doing chores all day and by the time they sat down they were too tired to destroy anything.

    Since the house was clean Sunday morning I decided to go through clothes and see what doesn’t fit them anymore.

    (Really, this is just an excuse to look productive while hiding in a small space and listening to audio books.  Right now it’s Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman.  I loved the Netflix show so much I bought the book.)

    While I was in the closet my clean house exploded.

    I don’t know how they manage it.  I mean, I wasn’t in there that long.

    I emerged to find:

    • markers, drawing paper, and artwork on the dining room table
    • twenty cups in the sink, presumably one for each time they walked through the kitchen
    • paper dolls and their wardrobes on the kitchen table
    • a pillow fort in the living room
    • Nerf gun bullets stuck to the walls in the hallway
    • a race track and car garage in my room
    • a battle scene in Connor’s room worthy of a Marvel comic book involving X-men, Power Rangers, Captain America, and The Hulk
    • a hybrid Bat Cave/Dream Castle in Hannah’s closet

    And yet, somehow they’re shocked when I tell them to pick up.

    Me (clapping hands to get their attention): Okay.  Time to clean up.

    Connor (pops his head out of his pillow fort, eyes wide):  What?!

    Me (hands on hips):  The two of you need to clean up the messes you made.

    Hannah (as though I’m sending her to the gallows):  The whole house?

    Me (gritting teeth):  Yes.  The whole house.

    They grudgingly picked up, though I did let them leave the hybrid Bat Cave/Dream Castle in Hannah’s room.

    Bruce Wayne always seemed too tense.  I thought he could use some alone time with twenty Barbies.

    Today’s silver lining:  We managed to go to bed Sunday night with the house more or less intact.

    And I peeked into Hannah’s room this morning.  I think Batman was smiling.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!


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6 Responsesso far.

  1. Leslee says:

    I can hear Robin now!! “Holy Orgy Batman” LOL

  2. Tina Smith says:

    Nice to know Batman finally found his inner peace.

  3. E is for awesome says:

    Haha Glad you liked the series!

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