There have been so many bloggers talking about spring cleaning this past month, and all the chatter has really given me the urge to clean and purge. But with two toddlers in tow, I quickly realized my visions of a clean AND organized house just weren’t going to happen. Instead, I have settled for accomplishing one small thing a day – like cleaning out a bookcase or a closet while they are napping. It took me a few weeks, but I finally made it through the kids rooms which was no small task considering they both needed to move up to the next size of clothes.
Saturday, while they were helping The Narrator in the yard, I decided to tackle our bathroom. I’ve hated our bathroom since the day we moved in. We remodeled the other bathroom, but since we are the only two who ever see our bathroom, it fell to the bottom of the list. I know, that goes against all the marriage book advice. At any rate, we have this tile shower that I loathe. Even after scrubbing it, it just feels dirty. Saturday, I was scrubbing and scrubbing the bathroom when, oops, a tile smooshed into an apparently soft spot in the shower wall. There now is a hole in our shower.
I headed outside and said to The Narrator, “So how do you feel about remodeling our bathroom?” He looked up and said, “What did you do??” I smirked and said, “You know it was inevitable, it was going to happen sooner or later.” I saw him shake his head and begin to mentally crunch the numbers of how much this was going to cost. It’s not the first time. No, about 2 and a half years ago, around Christmas time, he was cleaning the other bathroom when he pushed one of its tiles into the wall. Thus began that remodeling project. So, we know exactly what we have to do, unfortunately! So much for the benefits of spring cleaning!
I moved all our shower stuff into the other bathroom. It’s going to be a month or two before we get to our bathroom. It has to get in line behind finishing the front yard and re-painting the house. That ball is already rolling and needs to come to completion. It’s going to be interesting when the in-laws are here for two weeks and we have six people sharing a bathroom. It will feel just like old times for some of us! Funny thing, though – I took a shower in the other bathroom Saturday afternoon and I couldn’t believe how happy I was in that nice, bright, clean bathroom. I didn’t realize how much I hated ours until using the other one!! The Narrator said the same thing!
On the plus side though – while cleaning our dressers, we found some Motorola walkie talkies that we forgot we had. We put new batteries in them and had a riot tonight with the boys in one room and the girls in another. Smooshed shower — walkie talkies. Win some, lose some!! Happy spring!!