I used to be energized by spring cleaning. A fresh, clean, organized house? Beautiful weather outside, breezes blowing, with the smell of fresh-cut grass in the air? Yes, please! So many projects sound good in the spring and when my house is in order, the way is paved to begin! Look out, Pinterest!
But then, little miss Evie came along and…….ugh. You know what I’m talking about, right, moms?
Toys everywhere, covered in dried snot/spit/guess-the-liquid. Current clothes, outgrown clothes, new-with-tags clothes, all over every surface of the room. Diapers, bottle supplies, books. Cleaning Evie’s room yesterday, I wanted to cover my eyes and say “I see nothing, I see nothing, I see nothing….”
I’ve been piddling around the house doing small spring cleaning projects, but Evie’s room reeeaaalllly needed cleaned up.
I put Evie in a corner to play and dove in. The work was made more enjoyable when I put in a CD that I got Evie for Christmas. It was titled “Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies” and it goes with a beautifully illustrated book of Julie’s and her daughter’s favorite poems and songs. I have always adored Julie Andrews and I could listen to her speak or sing for hours. Julie wrote, gathered and published the collection with her daughter, so I daydreamed of collaborating with Evie someday on some exciting writing adventure.
Next thing I knew, the room was clean.
Wow. Beautiful music, lovely poems and spending time with Evie are the magic ingredients to make spring cleaning quicker and more enjoyable.
Thanks, Julie. On to the dining room and book cases. I wonder what Julie song I could put on for that room? 🙂 “Climb Ev’ry Mountain….”
What are your current spring cleaning projects and how do you get through them with a smile on your face?
Here’s to a clean and fresh home,