6.30.2009

House rules

As I swept my floor for the 22nd time today I decided something.

At my front door I need a sign.

It would be to inform those entering.

I especially need this sign to inform the oh so polite souls with soles that walk over my thresh hold.

I wished I had this sign TODAY....and yesterday.....and the day before.

It would say, most fittingly.....

.....or else!

{unless you'd like to take some of my dirt or cherrio chunks home with you on your soon to be gray socks or risk creating a permanent imprint of a lego on your foot!}

There are joys in motherhood.

Having a clean floor is not one that I experience very often.

Someday in the future my floors will shine....but thankfully not for a long time!

14 comments:

Theresa said...

:) I like the sign,.. and I like your blog header too,.. :)

Karen said...

You're in good company Julie. My floors always need a good scrubbing

Katrina said...

Amen :)

Pattie Garner said...

I loved the sign, but I would require others to take their shoes off. I like them have crumbs on their socks. I missed your post...get going woman!

Mansius Family said...

This is a great post! I don't think I will ever get my floors to stay clean but this post helped me to remember that as long as my floors are dirty that means I have cute little kids running around the house. Way to stay positive! Thanks!

Michelle said...

Very sweet pictures... and such good perspective. By the way, I like the sign too!

Mel said...

Leave it to you to put a postive spin on sticky, crumby floors. Atta girl!!

Stacie said...

My goodness, you look so much like your mom in that first one!

I love it that you took pics with your kids.

While you're at it, wanna come clean my floors?

Ryan Englehart Family said...

I love the photos.....the kids are getting so big! Currently my floors are clean....but that is just till Dillard wakes up in the morning.....

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

My florrs are presenlt free of sticky things. I mopped them yesterday and we were gone all day today. It won't last long.

Michelle said...

I just read your comment about k12. I would love to be your teacher but my interview got postponed due to an audit and hasn't been rescheduled yet. I'm dying. I REALLY want that job. Wish me luck!

Amy said...

I needed that reminder. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

Wow nice new pictures of the kids. Yes, all mom's know the fight of keeping the floor clean no matter how clean it was the result is the same it seems, another mess eventually huh. Cute sign that's so funny.

Anonymous said...

I just scroll down through the pictures when I want to feel close to you... These are especially touching pictures of a very special Mommy and her sweet dear children. I'm so very thankful for you Julie and the fine women and mother you've become. I'm proud of MY SWEET JULIE!!!! Love, MOM