I have a dirty little secret.
This one in-particular has been hanging from our ceiling for probably 2 1/2 years. TWO AND A HALF YEARS.
Do not tell my mother. Or my Grandmother.
And it’s not just that one … I have cobwebs in most of the corners of my home. And I even have a special broom to remove them.
I like to call him my Butler. Because it feels good to order this object around. BUTLER! REMOVE THE COBWEBS OR ELSE! He doesn’t listen very often though, so I have to take control.
And control I do take. Let’s assess this awful situation shall we?
Now, Butler, get to work. We have cobwebs to attack.
No … not the floor, you’re the wrong kind of broom for the floor, Mister. Get up there.
Now it’s time to conquer Fred from the ceiling. It’s a sneak attack. I’m actually sad to see this constant little friend be destroyed. Sort of.
HELLO CEILING! GOODBYE FRED!
Oh, corners … how I’ve missed you.
You’re looking beautiful in this sunshine today.
Butler … you need a shower, but you get a cookie first.
So there you have it. My dirty little secret. Cobwebs. I have a hard time paying attention to those kind of details when I’m not at eye level with them, well, ever. Out of sight, out of mind is a theory my cleaning tactics have borrowed.
What about you? Do tell! Divulge the information! I know you want to. COME CLEAN.
9 thoughts on “I have a dirty little secret”
Floors. I totally suck at washing them. I vacuum like a mad-woman but only seem to have the energy/thought/care to wash our floors say… every few months? Gross, I know. Guess what… don’t care.
Cobwebs mean there are spiders near and this girl cannot deal with spiders, so that is one thing that I am VERY good about noticing…and thus, cleaning! I use a shop vac (crevice tool…my bff) so I can be sure there are ZERO remnants. I’m neurotic…I know.
That’s too funny because just the other night my 4 year old son pointed out two cobwebs in the corners of his room! I told him there are probably dozens more around our house because I haven’t cleaned them in at least a year. I had to convince him that spiders do not make cobwebs (do they? don’t know for sure) I came up with a good explanation about dust particles and humidity and stuff – he seemed to buy it! 🙂
Besides the cobwebs, I also have issues with keeping the walls cleaned. Just the other day I was noticing all these stuff on our walls. Where does it come from?! I can understand the kitchen walls getting dirty…but the rest? So I grabbed my trusted “magic eraser” and went to work.
Shana – Oh I hear you on that! We have mostly hardwood floors and the whole argument that it’s “less maintenance” just blows my mind … because really? You want me to mop all this instead of just walk around with a machine? I don’t get it.
Meghan … oh Meghan. Haha, there are spiders no matter how well you clean your house. I’m sorry to tell you! But removing their traces probably keeps things a little less inviting 🙂
Jolibe – just discovered the magic of the magic eraser! So fun. It’s a little addicting.
Oh. my. word.
The honesty of your generation makes me think there is something not quite right about me because I would have a very hard time admitting I might be able to find a cobweb in my house. 🙂
And come to think of it..I have not noticed your cobwebs – ever.
Oh I don’t even think about the cobwebs. I know they are there, but like you said, not at eye level, so way beyond my to do list 🙂 If I can keep up with the dishes alone I feel like I’m winning 🙂
Ladies – KRZ is my mom in case you haven’t figured that out yet … she’s hilarious. And how would you all like it if we did a little video series about the differences of our generations?
I like the idea.
No, Jodi! When there aren’t spider webs there aren’t spiders. ANYWHERE!
yes…figured that was your mom. heart her! video series is definitely in order and it would be funny to get k to chime in!!