Thursday, July 3, 2008
Juck and Ali Plus Two
The kids like to watch Jon & Kate Plus 8, a show on TLC that chronicles the life of a couple who had twins, then decided to try one more time and had sextuplets. (Gack! The very thought makes my uterus try to turn inside out.)
Whenever we watch it, I am very thankful that: a) I do not have eight children;
b) I am not a neat freak who has trouble letting her kids get a tiny bit dirty every so often; and
c) that I am not a neat freak with eight children, because HOW CAN SHE EVEN KEEP THAT PART OF HER PERSONALITY? Me, I had two kids and boom, my cleanliness standards plummeted from “neat and tidy except for excess paperwork on the desk” to “sticky substances possible on any given surface.”
Nothing against Kate, but I'd rather my kids get to paint and eat ice cream and make mud pies. I think that’s a pretty good tradeoff. I'm sure if I had as many clothes to wash as she does, I'd feel differently, but for now, bring on the stain remover!