Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Is That Fairy Dead?

Mostly, recently, I’ve found myself being a bit crap at things.

I don’t know whether it’s the tail end of the winter that’s still getting me down, or the fact that everyone in the house has been sick with something pretty much since Christmas, or the fact that I’ve changed my hours at work so I’m not in the office over 4 days not 3. Whatever the reason, the end result is that I can’t seem to accomplish anything, despite having a million and one things to do.

Ignoring the fact that I have a list of crafty projects 5 miles long (what was that? The year of finishing things? Eh? I have no idea what you’re talking about :P), my house is an absolute bomb site/ pig sty/ crap hole (depending on what time of day you ask me and what level of polite company I’m in).

What I need is to get some control back over my home. Then I know other things will fall into place. About 5 years ago (way back before I was a Mummy, when I was a professional, buyer person who wore suits to work and went on business trips) I discovered the Flylady website. For any of you not familiar with this it’s basically a home organisation programme which encourages you to declutter your home and set up routines for cleaning, laundry etc. I signed up and I’ve been FLYing on and off since then. Although, clearly much more off than on lately.

The proof of this lack of Flylady activity? Well. I have two Flylady clingies (little stickery type things) in my house – one on the dishwasher and one in the bathroom, that I used to use to remind me about my routines. The clingies have a picture of Flylady with her little wings and magic wand. They look a little like this:



Gracie used to call her the cleaning fairy and told everyone that she came to help Mummy keep the house clean.

Yesterday I was perusing the Flylady website for the first time in ages (they’ve got a proper message board now… how cool is that? Well, probably not, but I could never get to grips with the linear yahoo board so I was excited. I am that sad!) and Gracie piped up from the sofa:


“That’s the cleaning fairy who used to come and help you round the house. Is she dead? She hasn’t been here in a while”.

From the mouths of babes, I believe the saying goes?

I think maybe it’s about time I got back on that FlyWagon, lest my daughter embarrass me even more by telling everyone at school that her mother never cleans up anymore!

TTFN

10 comments:

Marmadaisy said...

I did that Flylady for about 5 minutes when I became a housewife. Now I just use the dogs as an excuse not to mop the floor (What's the point? They'll tread on it again)Anyway, bogging is much more fun, even more than cleaning puppy sick from the back seat of the car.

Marmadaisy said...

I did that Flylady for about 5 minutes when I became a housewife. Now I just use the dogs as an excuse not to mop the floor (What's the point? They'll tread on it again)Anyway, bogging is much more fun, even more than cleaning puppy sick from the back seat of the car.

Lou said...

I tell you woman, get the cheeky little monkey earning her keep! At 4 she should be able to manage at least a couple of hours hoovering/ironing after school! The youth of today; don't know they're born!!

Rach said...

LMAO - too funny. I actually think the cleaning fairy is dead - she hasn't been here for yonks!

Joanna Butchart said...

I tried flylady and still get the bloody emails HOW DO YOU GET THEM TO STOP. HAve you watched the video of the clean sink? Then you realise after watching that there is more to life than cleaning. IT soudns like you have been having a rough time. I understand what it is like living in what appears to be a bubble of sickness. Give yourself a break and have a go at that "bogging" Mrs Marmadaisy is talking about

Jaime said...

ROFL!!!

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Poor you, I think it goes with the territory of being a mum, you lose the sane, organised rational professional person - where does she go?? Think the Cleaning Fairy must be on a sabbatical - or shes become a Mum!!
x Vicky x

Lesley said...

There's a cleaning fairy? Have my dreams been answered?

I think little Miss Cookie would just love a special chart all of her very own where she gets stickers for dusting, tidying etc etc :)

kim & co. said...

LOL! I think our flylady died, too. Glad that my own cheeky girl doesn't remember the "fling boogie", which was her favorite saying the summer she was two, and wonder where its gone to.

TattingChic said...

LOL...I subscribe to fly lady...never read it anymore as it just clutters up my email...lol
She does have some great information, though I just have no idea what it is...something about shining your sink and putting on your shoes...hmmmm sounds interesting...maybe I'll try it.