I said “no. My kids are 3, 6, and 8, so I do a once a week blessing and that’s it!”
And then she started telling me about her kids, and how they are “soooo lazy” and don’t know how to clean. How they are pigs and how they don’t clean up after themselves. Right in front of them!! (Mind you, I have never met this woman before in my life, and she is sharing negative things about her kids to me, a complete stranger, right in front of them!).
So I just asked “have you heard of FlyLady?” And she said “yes but she sends you many e-mails and I can’t read all of them!” To which I responded “I know! But read what you want and delete the rest! Read the morning musing and delete the rest. And keep your sink shiny. Have you tried setting a timer?”
And she said “yes! I have set the timer for 30 minutes….” And kept talking about how she set the timer for 30 minutes for her kids to vacuum and it still wasn’t done right so she made them do it over and over and over again until it was done right… And I was absolutely beside myself! She said the vacuum was on for 45 minutes for the kids to vacuum the house…. And my heart broke for her and those kids.
FlyLady here: Perfectionism pushes your children away from you! Let it got! I will pray for this lady to stop this negative behavior! If you identify with her negative attitude toward her children; then please commit to letting go of your perfectionism. Your babies need a happy you! Please find joy in everything you do!
The next new item is a Multi-Wand.
It is flexible and has lots of ways it can be used. One great feature is that it will attach to our mop handle and it will give you an extended reach. I wanted this tool to keep you from climbing on furniture.