Thursday, January 29, 2009

11:15p.m. You'll never see this again...

As a New Years resolution I decided I would get control of my house and get it clean.
I started this 31 Step program from the "Fly Lady"
I personally decided to take it one step at a time instead of one step a day.
So when I feel I have a grasp on the current steps I will add more.

Well the last step I am trying to master is a "15 min declutter"
You set a timmer and pick a messy area and only spend 15 min and walk away.

The Fly Lady suggests putting two of these declutter times into your daily routine at first until your house is no longer cluttery. So for about the last 5 days I have spent my two times a day 15 min declutter and this is what you get....

Now mind you this is our playroom and it takes the boys about 30 sec to mess it up again!

But I felt so proud to have it organized I had to take a picture!!!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mr. Smartie Pants

Ethan does the cutest things sometimes. Lately he has done a few things that have really made me laugh and caught my attention to really how smart he is and how he perceives this world.

The first thing Ethan did that made me laugh my socks off, was when Ethan sat down next to me, while I was nursing cameron,and he had his baby doll in his hand and he preceeded to lift up his shirt and put the babies head under it. I asked him what he was doing and he said "shhh baby is eating"

Then a couple of days later (again while I was nursing) I hear a scream coming from my bathroom and I hurry in to find a Naked Ethan with arms and legs flying. Ethan said "Potty mommy"... He had taken off his zipper pj's and diaper and climbed onto a box and tried to go potty all by himself. It took all of my self control not to laugh at him as I helped him (my almost 2 years old) out of the potty he had fallen into.

Ethan is my very independent boy and he now has learned the tecnique of opening doors. So everywhere we go in the house he feels like he needs to open the door and close it for me. So the other day I was trying to put away my "Put away box" from my fly lady plan (I'll explain later) and it took me almost 30 min to put away 15 items or so because I had to wait for Ethan to open and shut the door for me everytime I entered or exited a room. If I insisted on opening a door I had to spend double the time trying to calm him down from a fit.

Ethan is less than 2 weeks away from turning two and I already suffer from "Terrible Twos." I think what makes "Terrible Twos" so Hard is they don't have the communication skills to tell you what they want, but they are smart enough to know how to get your attention. WISH ME LUCK!!!