It isn't the cleaning I don't like...I kinda like the push to wipe hand prints off of light switches and getting every last dust bunny from under the bed.
What I hate with a passion is that while we are showing the house wonderful kid art cluttering the windows and spilling out of sketchpads and filling the walls is a big fat NO NO. The giant block castle they made has to be dismantled. I hate the sterility of it all. And we've been living like this for a YEAR now.
The kids watched Mathilda and I looked at the bright happy classroom, and them hurridly packing it all away before the mean headmistress comes in, and I thought "This is how I feel every time we have a showing!"
I just want it to end!
In our new house there will be kids art work and projects on the go EVERYWHERE. Our family photos will fill the whole stairwell upstairs. I'll fill every corner with US. I will leave our library books out in a giant pile. The pillows and sheepskins will stay on the floor filling reading nook corners and the binkbeds can be a pirate ship for weeks on end.
A family from Halifax is coming tomorrow to see the house. Please let them buy our house so we can be in ours before winter!