Monday, February 18, 2008

What happens when...

What happens when all the kids are off on President's Day, and I have the women over after jogging for lunch and general good times? Paige goes freaking nuts.





She saw that something had spilt on the garbage can (a week ago but anyway) and decided that she couldn't let it go. So she cleaned it. Then she cleaned the wall behind the garbage can, then she cleaned the cabinet next to the wall, then she cleaned ALL the cabinets. Then I got the camera because I had to memoralize Paige going crazy; she's usually so calm and collected. She kept saying she was so happy. CRAZY.




Then she cleaned the stool in the kitchen. Then Heather jumped in.
What she can't just stand there and watch Paige clean by herself! That was my job. I was still in shock a little anyway. They are the cleaning queens. I am not. I am the queen of, um, other stuff that's not cleaning. Someday I will hire a housekeeper. Someday. Sigh...


They asked where my Murphy's Oil Soap was.
I don't have Murphy's Oil Soap. I did have Pine Sol (unopened and forgotten-I told you I use Windex). They cleaned the microwave, all the canisters, the coffee pot, hand-mopped the floor, the baseboards, the walls. I helped. A little. What can I say? They are cleaning queens and I was at a loss for words. Besides I was slightly afraid of Paige. She looked like a woman posessed (note picture at the top of post). I didn't want to get in her way. Anyhow, my house is C-L-E-A-N. After they left, I hand-mopped the bathrooms (with Pine-Sol) and wiped down the front door.
Still need to do the fans (need a ladder) and don't ask about the inside of the refrigerator (even though the outside is topnotch). I'm feeling pretty good about my house. Now I can have company. Anybody up for Phantom?

13 comments:

Missy said...

Good grief...is that why you wanted me to come over today? Do you know that I would not have joined in on the cleaning? I would have joined in on the watching however!

Ah, fun times.

Paige M said...

And this is the thanks I get??? A picture posted on the WORLD WIDE WEB that makes me look like a crazed mad women.I was just in a "mode", thats all...........a mode Kim.

Paige M said...

BTW- if anybody messes up that house, I'll kill 'em.

Melissa said...

No, Kim you would be the queen of cartwheels! Love you girls, you all are the best.

heather said...

So fun. When are we cleaning out the boys room? I love doing that even more then the other.

Melissa said...

i just have one question, when can i borrow paige and heather for my house????

Ginger said...

When can the "queens of clean" come to my house?

Paige M said...

Melissa and Ginger,
Provide lunch and cheesecake and tell me when. (have Murphy's Oil on hand too)

heather said...

Dido for me feed me and I will be there.

Rachel said...

is this my future?

Missy said...

So lunch + cheescake + murphy's oil + Paige and Heather = Clean House?

I'm going to the store right now!
Come soon!

Marsha said...

Paige and Heather,
How would the two of you like to take mission trip/retreat to the beautiful mountains of NC? A frazzled missionary woman who happens to be a friend of Kims and mother to Missy is seeking women to minister to this woman in this way. In return, you will be fed well, and you will be able to have a relaxing retreat in our freshly cleaned mountain home. Enjoy our trails, be refreshed sitting by our mountain creek. Enjoy the peace and solitude that comes from knowing you have done a good deed. Well, and also from not having your children around for a couple of days. Missy and Kim would LOVE to watch them for you as you minister to this frazzled missionary in your own special way. Email me and I'll send you directions - a.s.a.p.! ;)

Paige M said...

Wow. I think we could start a cleaning ministry. "Two women and a cheesecake" That's funny ....a "mission trip" to the mountains.