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(Thanks to Jada in Knoxville, Tennessee for submitting!)
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H for Toy
“Then we are at an impasse”
I won’t love you til your room is clean.
May 13, 2013 at 7:26 am rating: 61
I think it’s amazing that even as an adult my Mom makes me “clean my room” in that I find the knowing she’s coming over has me cleaning up messes I’d gladly over-looked for who knows how long.
May 13, 2013 at 7:27 am rating: 34
I do the same exact thing! lol
May 13, 2013 at 7:28 am rating: 1
Same here. My mum came to stay at the weekend and I finally cleared away boxes which have been sitting around since I moved in.
May 13, 2013 at 8:33 am rating: 22
If by “cleared away” you mean “hid somewhere she won’t look”, then I completely agree.
May 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm rating: 33
H for Toy
The bad thing about a weekend stay is that you can’t throw all the dirty dishes in the bathtub, like you can with your basic dinner guest.
May 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm rating: 8
Ah, but you can put all those dirty dishes in an out-of-the-way and oft forgotten about cupboard. And if your guest looks in there and finds them, then you can go down the “Well, I might be a slob, but you’re just *rude* route.”
May 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm rating: 14
God, tell me about it. Surprise visits are the worst. “Don’t go in the kitchen!! Or in there!…the bathroom is ok tho.”
May 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm rating: 5
Surprise visits are awkward. I like to leave out the vacuum cleaner, plugged in, so it at least looks like they may have caught me in the middle of cleaning.
May 14, 2013 at 12:51 am rating: 24
My mom’s house stays incredibly clean, mine is hit or miss. When she catches me on a messy day, she always says, “Girl, it’s okay. You work and have a little one.” Well, my little one is five years old now, but I’ll keep riding that wave as long as she lets me.
May 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm rating: 11
Meh… my house is cleaner on its messiest day than my mom’s house on its cleanest day.
May 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm rating: 10
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