Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Change of Plans

I had my afternoon planned perfectly. I had returned home from being gone all morning doing all the things we mom's do and I was going to tackle my house. It is horrifically dirty. And for those that don't ever believe that my house is messy-here is proof. Which is actually very embarrassing to show. If you can't see very well I am sure you can enlarge, but that might really gross you out. That is Aiden's pee all over the back of the toilet seat. It has been there for 2 days and I haven't done anything about it. Needless to say, I have told the boys if they can't aim they can't stand.

Anyways, back to my perfect afternoon. I was going to clean my gross bathrooms and I looked outside and saw my kids trying to build a snowman. I was going back and forth on what I should do when I saw Aiden and Andrew trying to lift a huge snowball on top of another one without success. That did it. The toilets could wait. We set out to make the perfect snowman.

Kimmy got home and was secretly taking our pics through the window, which turned out surprisingly well. Not because of Kimmy's picture taking abilities, but because my windows are about as clean as my toilets.

And here are the builders (Paige and Morgan were at Preschool) with their perfect creation. The kids love their snowman and were singing and dancing around it trying to make it come alive like in Frosty the Snowman. He didn't come alive obviously, we didn't have the magic hat.
It was a great afternoon and I think I made the right choice.
{Oh and I also chose to blog about it rather than clean my gross toilets, so if you pay my house a visit, use Brooke's bathroom. She has recently cleaned hers. }

8 comments:

bjensen said...

i cleaned my bathroom out of fear for my life.... kidding.

i saw that perfect snowman when i walked throug the door, i love him. i will probably sneak out in the night and try to make him come alive as well. so if you hear someone singing in the middle of the night, and then see me dancing around the snowman, don't worry about it.

Maga said...

Glad you think building a snowman is more important that cleaning toilets---Just don"t Brooke marry Mr. Snowman.

Mandi McQuivey said...

You made the right choice for sure! I can't believe you have enough snow to make a snowman!!

Brittany said...

You are a fantastic mom! In my book, cleaning can always wait.

Jamie said...

Yes! I think this is what motherhood is all about -- leaving that meaningless stuff for later and making memories now. That really is the perfect snowman. Kudos to you!

Jake Veigel said...

Such a good mom. And a good snowman. And I'm sorry to say my toilet looks like yours. Yuck. Instead of cleaning it I've been making cookies and going to Halloween parties. Hope it gets clean soon (yours and mine!). B

cwilson said...

I can't believe you got enough snow to make a snowman! What a good mom...you can clean the toilets when they're grown up and moved out of the house. Then maybe they'll stay clean for more than 5 minutes!

Julie said...

Bravo! You earned a gold star! I'm so proud of you. If you wait long enough, maybe Trent will clean the toilet. Maybe. Cute pictures. Blogging about it was another good choice! Proof!