Mommy wars in my life have nothing to do with the SAHM vs working mom hooey you get in the media. No, the true mommy war is mommy vs. teenager on the battlefield of cleaning his/her bedroom. This week, finally, I can score one victory in mommy's column!! Hooha!
This time, as usual, it started with a request to my older boys that dirty socks be gathered from the far reaches of their room and sent to the laundry room. A handful of said socks were indeed deposited down the chute; however a quick look into the room told me that many more were lurking inside. So I waited until the next morning when the boys were away at school, then I made an assault on the piles. I found all the socks, pulled out the piles of dirty clothes, hauled dishes back to the kitchen, then waited for the boys to return. DS was read the riot act, then given some suggestions for finishing the job. DS#2 was sent in to help and together the boys finally ended up with a clean room - and my garbage can was full!
Next week is spring break for dd, and we'll see if we can have a similar result without the mommy assault on the room and the riot act being read.
Stitching news: none. Smocking guild meeting was last night and we worked on our hardanger emery projects. That's about it for this week. I've been too tired from cleaning to stitch in the evening. But this weekend is stitchathon for FGBB, so I'm hoping to participate and see some progress.
Other stuff: Well, we've been having entirely too much fun on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Hans and Jaeger, my dgs, come over. Hans is very comfortable here these days and totally engages us all in his wonderful 2yo conversations which ultimately end with everyone laughing. Jaeger's not yet talking, but is such a cuddler and charms us all with his smile. I'll leave you with a couple of recent pics of my smallest boys.