Over the past few weeks I have learnt a lot more about #1,2 & 3, a year since the last school summer break.. they have changed 🙈🙈. I feel the need to rant about the below issues. They are now all hormonal and full of attitude and laziness, I can only describe the past couple of weeks on a parody to ‘being in love with someone, then u make the regrettable decision to move in together’ 😂😂. Little things really start to annoy you.. they are like mini grown ups now and should know better....
1. They seem to have an inability to flush the toilet sometimes. Major annoyance. Words have been had!
2. T bags apparently live on the draining board once used.. the bin, RIGHT NEXT TO THEM.. is obviously invisable, causing a lovely brown watery river cascading into the sink, while contaminating any clean pots situated on the board.
3. MILK.. this too, once used, cannot be put away.. turning 45° to put said item back in the fridge is an unthinkable task.
4. Discarded food wrappers and crisp packets are happier on the bedroom floor or windowsill, and the new bin that has magically appeared in the boys bedroom for such items is again... invisible.
5. Discarded mugs/cereal bowls/drinks glasses, abandoned once contents have been consumed appear to belong to no one.. I represent these lonely inanimate objects, and in a court of law I would have overwhelming evidence as to who they belong too. However, trying to squeeze the truth out of the accused can be a long drawn out process. Suddenly I have a new found empathy for people of the law.
6. Piles of clothes on floors: bathroom and bedroom. This really is most annoying and can cause me much stress with a tendency to er.. ‘over react'. I think I've just tackled the laundry.. dark wash, light wash, pink wash and colours.. I walk in, to assess the state of the broods bedrooms only to be met by the odd item of clothing that should have joined its same coloured friends in the white cleaning box of magic...
7. Crumbs... I have a little ‘crumb hoover'. #1, 2 & 3 are aware of its existence, however when I ask for them to tidy up the crumbs (usually bed or sofa area) . I am still unable to comprehend how children of their age produce crumbs scattered in a meter radius of where they are sitting munching their snack, while also holding a plate underneath their holes of joy that needs constant fuelling. Anyway.. once asked they just brush the tiny bits of annoyance away with their hands onto the floor.. thus moving my stress from one area to another. Note: lessons are now in place in regards to the little white buzzing suction contraption they need to use.
8. Tea towels... these pieces of cloth are for drying clean hands and washed pots. NOT to be used to wipe up spilt milk, dripped tea on the floor, a napkin or to swirl up and try to attack a fly with.. the lesson on the purpose of tea towels ‘v’ kitchen roll will take place tomorrow.
Right.. I need to go and attack a cereal bowl I discovered earlier, tucked behind a curtain on #2's windowsill. I will be soaking, scrubbing and sand blasting as she had weetabix for breakfast. I sware hardened weetabix could be used for mortar, if one was building a house on the cheap.