It is gorgeous here and we have guests coming this afternoon from Virginia. I am heading to the gym to work out before they get here, and also making sure the guest rooms are ready. Got a bit of a shock when I went into the girls' bathroom. We haven't been strict about making them clean it because of how things went down with T-bone's XW. (Short story: she was super-controlling and as her mental illness progressed, got emotionally and then physically abusive about how the girls kept their rooms, and how they did other things. They were pretty traumatized by her and so T-bone has been lax about asking them to pick up after themselves regularly).
However...judging by the state of their shared bathroom, it is time to re-introduce them to the idea of weekly cleanings.
Not a bad idea at all. Better to come from T-bone than from you, though, I would suspect. I'm guessing he'll be on board with the cleaning schedule though.
Is it better to have each one assigned certain duties one week and then switch, or to have one person responsible for the entire cleanup one week and then the other do it the other week?
Also sometimes they don't know how to clean some parts of a bathroom so instruction may be necessary.
Only Eldest Daughter is staying at dad's house for the moment. Kind of a long story, but the short version is that Youngest Daughter prefers to stay with mom only right now because dad enforces basic rules at his house and mom doesn't. So currently there wouldn't need to be any sharing arrangement.
That makes it easier, since there isn't the temptation to leave any icky parts of cleaning for the other person when it's her turn.
Psst - check your messages.
Missed two buses this morning -- one due to traffic on the freeway, the other because I was ready to leave, picked up each feline in turn for a cuddle, and found that Mike, our wobbly foster kitten, had apparently lost his balance in the litter box this morning. Big stripe of nasty stuff encrusted with litter on his side.
By the time I had finished cleaning up a protesting kitten, wielding that fiendish instrument of torture known colloquially as a "washcloth", I had missed one bus and freeway traffic had intensified so I just barely missed another one.
How funny. My cats have both thought that a warm, damp washcloth was about the best thing on the planet and loved being rubbed with them.
I guess it reminds them of mama's tongue?
Mike was a bottle baby and likely doesn't remember being washed by his mom. And both he and his sister Patty object when Iota gets them in a headlock and starts washing their ears.
Someone gets me in a headlock to do anything, and I'm not gonna be real happy either.
Especially considering Mike and Patty are about 2 lbs each and Iota is a big cat and goes about 13-14 pounds.
They try not to publicize that because too many people read "Hit Any Key" and spent some time looking for the "Any" key.
2017-06-05 12:19 PM
Jet lagged children are not my favorite. So much crying and screaming.
Sorry about all the crying. How old are the girls again?
6.5, 3.5, and 1.5 (give or take).
2017-06-05 5:33 PM
Jet lagged children are no one's favorite.
I hope you find some peace. The truth is kids below about 5 will reliably cry every single day. They also are sticky.
True, but wailing and screaming for extended periods multiple times a day is a lot, especially coming from multiple children.
No, crying screaming children are not so fun.
2017-06-05 6:34 PM
I would cry, but I can tell you are not in the mood.
2017-06-06 8:45 AM
I'm curious why the roofers make more than plumbers. In the US, plumbers need licenses, etc, which seems to drive a higher hourly rate.
Eep. I was asked to be on a panel about women in technology a month or so ago. Sure, why not. I figured 50-60 people max, I knew one of the other panelists, and it's in my building. Got an email today that they have 337 registrants, and they'll cap at 350. WHAT? All of a sudden this just got real.
Eep! That's a big crowd, but I'm sure it will turn out well.
2017-06-05 6:35 PM
2017-06-05 9:00 PM
That's awesome! You go girl!
Not bad! Far better to hear that they are about capped out than to hear that they have maybe 10 registrants in a room that will seat 350. Getting butts in seats is one of the hardest things to accomplish when putting on an event that doesn't involve guys beating on each other or women with as little clothing on as possible.
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