Monday, January 25, 2010

The playroom smells like elephants...

So, we have employed a new routine at the McKeown household. Adelaide has begun working with a responsibility chart in order to get her accustomed to helping out at home. It's pretty much done nothing other than keep her in her room until 7:00 (but that's enough for me). There are things on her chart such as, clean up toys, share, get dressed, brush teeth... you know, stuff she should be doing anyway. However, it really is helping me. So, I've been laying out her clothes at night in the playroom (directly across the hall from her room) and putting her outfit in her little pottery barn chair and Lucy's in her her chair... and after breakfast, I send them upstairs to make their bed (pretty much just Adelaide, but I'm hoping Lucy will pay attention and start someday) and get dressed (again, just Adelaide, but I come up and help Lucy). This had really helped me because they go up for a few minutes and I'm able to clean up the kitchen from breakfast and get their lunches ready on school days. Well, this morning, I had not yet gotten a shower (long story, hubs was snoring like you wouldn't believe, Lucy coughed her head off, I slept terribly and was just in no mood to get up and shower before the kids got up. I normally exercise on mondays, but didn't this morning)so I sent the kids upstairs and I hit the shower. Well, Adelaide got dressed and Lucy got naked upstairs, and they both came down. So, I went upstairs to gather Lucy's clothes and get her ready... and guess what I found all over the playroom... poop!
Lucy had taken off her poopy diaper and left the contents all over the playroom. Thankfully, it was just scattered and not played with. It looks like she had carried the diaper and it all just fell out. But still... *gross*
So, I got to clean the carpet at 8:00 this morning!! woo hoo
However, while the playroom smells like elephants, the rest of the house is clean!!! My housekeeper has officially started cleaning every week now instead of every other week!!! yay!!
Moving on, I'm making chicken and dumplings tonight, so I'm going to finish up the laundry and get started...

No comments: