This is the first in a series of Speed Blogs. So much to say, so little time to say it.
After a few weeks absence Stephanie our cleaning fairy visited us today. It was beautiful to come home to a spotless home.
Being sick for the last week or so, I did leave my domestic goddessness somewhere, not sure where it was, but it wasn’t here. For example, a cricket died on the floor approximately 7 days ago. Rather than vaccum it up, or even pick it up in a tissue, we all watched it slowly decompose. Did you know their legs just fall off after they have been dead for a few days? Nice. The good news is Stephanie has vaccumed up said cricket. Below is what our living/dining area now looks like. I should be one very happy woman.
Alas, I’m not. Lurking upstairs is a world that Stephanie the Cleaning Fairy does not enter. This world is inhabited by two teenagers. Who shares their home with a teenager? Hmmm well if you don’t, please brace yourself for the photos below. They are extremely graphic and can cause some distress. If you are of weak consitution please don’t look at them. You have been warned!
Teenager 1. – 17 years 11 months
Teenager 2. – 16 years 4 months
My week will be filled with nagging of said teenagers to clean their rooms. Eventually they will remove the dirty plates, rubbish and accumulation of wet towels. When they leave for a weekend at their father’s I will don the HAZMAT orange suit and enter armed with with a garbage bag and a can of Glen 20 and battle the toxic waste dump. Sadly, I performed this ritual not two months ago!!
I don’t understand the mentality of a teenager. When their friends come over I ask them if their rooms resemble these – their answer – “oh mine’s way worse”. What??? You can get worse? Give me strength. How many years until they go? I heard Bernard Salt talking today and the average age for the Gen Yers to fly the coop is 25. Crap I don’t think I’m going to last … arghhhhhhhhh
Will your children grow up to be this messy? I hope not. Parenting 101 – I think I’ve failed!