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Name that mess!

It's spring break around these parts, which is the excuse I'm currently using for why my house is a mess. Actually my house is pretty much always the same amount of messy, but as long as the kids are here I might as well blame them, right? And in case you were wondering Is her house really all that messy?, first of all you must be new here, and second of all, I think the fact that SocialMoms and Clorox are actually paying me to discuss my messiness right now should tell you everything you need to know.

In truth, however, all my messes can't be blamed (directly) on the children. Feast your eyes on this:

This is my kitchen sink. Try to look past the cheap laminate countertops and the broken, leaky pull-out sprayer thing next to the horrid $10 faucet. Ignore the builder grade cabinetry, the utter lack of back splash, and the sparkly pink flower sticker on the windowsill. Pretend you don't see the red Solo cup that the baby drew all over with Sharpie and refuses to let me throw away, or the two dozen empty Diet Coke cans waiting to be crushed and recycled (YOU'RE WELCOME, ENVIRONMENT). What we're focusing on here are the dishes.

Sometimes we'll manage to get all the evidence of dinner rinsed and shuffled into the dishwasher, but most mornings this is pretty much what I wake up to. Okay, usually it's a lot worse, but I actually did some of the dishes last night - though apparently not the two knives jutting off the top of the coffee maker. And no, before you even ask, I did NOT drink a huge glass of wine out of the gigantic goblet you see in there.

I drank a margarita.

Fine, two margaritas.

Which, in addition to the exhaustion of having a bunch of kids running around all day with a case of the Spring Break Crazies (Ah ha, I knew  it was their fault somehow!), might be part of the reason why this was one of the days I awoke to a...

Dishsaster: What you find in the sink the next morning, when you were too tired from cooking and serving a huge dinner to clean up the aftermath promptly.

That's one of the words I submitted to Clorox's Ick-tionary, the funny online dictionary of life's icky messes.

Most of my life is a giant mess, and Clorox found a way to bring humor to life's everyday (and the sometimes unbelievably extraordinary) messy situations with their Ick-tionary. Not only can you head over there and laugh at the words and definitions people have come up with, but you can even share your own words, play games for a chance to win $25, get coupons (While they last!) and snag some advice about how to get your messes (dishsasters included) all cleaned up.

Because let's face it - life's gonna get messy. You might as well laugh about it.

Then maybe put the kids to work with some of those cleaning tips.

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Karen said...

I have a dishsaster going on right now too. Except mine has food stuck inside in addition to the dishes. Ugh. Your sink looks great in comparison.

RobynHTV said...

I wish I could take credit, but my husband is really good about rinsing the food off the dishes before they get crusty. I hear you, though - if left to me, all the dishes would probably be permanently cemented together with dried mashed potatoes by now.

LA Botchar said...

um, not sure what this says about me, but my first thought:

"Ah, poor girl...she needs a bigger wine glass.
that's just not right."

but honestly, my sink normally looks like that after the dishwasher is loaded too. because I have to put all the forgotten dishes I locate on all the other surfaces of my home somewhere.

RobynHTV said...

Exactly! Plus, there are always some stragglers that won't fit n the first load.

Also, we totally need to drink wine together - you bring the glasses. :)

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