Wowza…my friend Christine at I Dream of Clean is hosting a huge Spring Cleaning Challenge with some pretty big prizes at stake. Though I won't have opportunity to Spring Clean until I get home, my family assures me they've kept our house spic and span in my absence. We'll see soon.
I wrote this poem a while back and thought I'd dust it off and clean it up a bit to post along with Christina's challenge. Isn't Spring Cleaning more fun when you set it to poetry??
An Ode to Spring Cleaning
I have really been a' meanin'
To begin some fresh Spring cleanin'
But there's always somethin' else I'd rather do.
But, the house, she's just a' callin'
Cause the windows, they're appalling!
Kitchen walls, splattered with a sticky goo!
Name in dust, my fingers tracin'
And my heart is really racin'–
Cobwebs filling all the corners of each room.
Oh, the baseboards are so dirty!
Scummy bathtubs, it's not purty–
Where's the mop? Grab a rag! I need the broom!
Counters filled with paper fountains
Stinky socks build laundry mountains
Mile-long list of things to do, I think I'm drowning!
Wash the dog or wash the car?
Who needs it worse? The dog by far!
Sees the soap and runs away, so now I'm frowning.
Ceiling fans–I'll have to climb
Cause they're caked in dusty grime
Keep me safe, Lord, when I'm standing on the table
Crack the whip, recruit some help
Yes, they're gonna scream and yelp
Kids will protest but they're strong and fit and able.
Self-cleaning oven, praise the Lord!
A frenzied mother's sweet reward!
Start the vacuum 'cause the carpet is repulsive.
Now it's time to stop my stallin'
Cause the house is still a' calling,
Oh, I wish I were obsessive or compulsive.
I won't update a single status
From any techie apparatus
Not my iPad or my laptop or my cell.
All my friends will have to wait
For my next riveting update
What will they do?! Will they survive?! Guess time will tell.
Yes, it's time to walk away
Stay offline for all the day.
If I'm ever going to whittle through my list.
When it's done, I'll be so happy.
I'll probably write a post so sappy.
Posting pictures, if it's clean, I can't resist!