Summer is almost over. Not the hot weather part, just the fun part.
My goal is to have a normal summer week. Lots of play-time, swimming every day, etc.
Also, I’m trying to little by little recover from summer’s chaos-inducing-lack-of-routine. I wouldn’t trade a minute, but it definitely makes it much more difficult for this slob to stay on top of things. I’ve let things go to the point that starting the school year with a Clean Slate isn’t really a possibility. I’m hoping to start it with at least an Erased-But-Not-Really-Clean Slate rather than a Has-To-Be-Dug-Out-From-Under-a-Pile-of-Clutter Slate.
Folded and put away Laundry Mountain. (Although I’ve washed clothes every Monday, I’ve failed at the put-away part of it. My family has been scrounging for things to wear out of fear that they will topple the mountain if they go digging through it.)
Since it’s Tuesday, I had the kids do an abbreviated version of the Bathroom Cleaning Checklist. We cleaned mirrors, picked up clutter, wiped down counters and faucets, and cleaned toilets. Part of me wanted to skip it for their last week home, but then I decided that making them do it would give a reason to be happy about going back to school. You might have homework, but at least you won’t have to clean the shower!