Wednesday, February 11, 2009

When Mom's Away...

Hurricane force winds will sweep through the house.

Leaving a path of havoc and chaos.

Strewing bits of Kleenex and the foam from a changing pad all over the floor.

Ripping cushions off of chairs during the 2 hours that Mom is gone. And where is Mom? Enjoying a girls night out? On a spring wardrobe shopping spree?

Nope.
Proudly watching her daughter Julia get an academic award for a 4.0 GPA for first semester. Way to go Julia!

Anybody know where I can rent a front end loader to clean out this mess?

19 comments:

Tiffany said...

Congrats to Julia!

annie kelleher said...

congrats to julia! im always saying im going to bring in the backhoe to shovel out my house!

JD said...

WOW...... way to go Julia!! Beautiful AND smart!!

Looks like our house!

I don't know about you or anyone else, but I feel amazingly better after seeing this pics, because DH seems to have this bizarre impression that everyone else's houses, even those with kids, are always immaculate and in perfect order. No, I don't know what he smoked that made him believe this.......

But now I have proof that we're normal. Thank you!!

momma said...

congrats to your daughter!!

Yaya said...

Oh my gosh-they must of had a ball doing that!

Elizabeth said...

WAY TO GO, JULIA!! What a smart young lady!!

And puhlease, your house looks like ours on a good day ;) Flylady talks about a 15 minute tidy up before bed... we need about 45!

heathernkids said...

I have tears looking at the pictures of the floor! Hilarious!

Kristin said...

Yay Julia! Way to go!!

That's pretty much what our house looks like at all times! Hee hee!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Wow...that hurricane blew through my house tonight too!
Congrats to Julia and here mama for doing such a good job raising her!

Sandy Toes said...

Good Job, Julia!

They had fun in your house!
-sandy toe

Crystal said...

Congrats to Julia! I know you (and Darrell) must be so proud of her!

April said...

congrats julia!

(and in my house, that happens regardless of whether i'm here)

Lorie said...

Congratulations Julia...you go girl. I love the first photo, where there are 2 shoes in that photo, neither of which matches each other....haha..

The Johnson 5 said...

congrats to Julia!! That is awesome!!

You need one of those jet vac things like at the car washs that just suck up EVERYTHING!!

Come to think of it, I also need one of those :)

Brandy said...

Way to go Julia! Woohoo!

At least you know they had a good time...haha! And I say whoever was in charge (Ross?) gets to clean up the mess.

Jill said...

Way to go Julia!!!!

As for the mess...ummmm, something with a great deal of suction would be handy!

Megan said...

Haha Nice mess! :0P

Congrats Julia!! That's AWESOME!

Sarah said...

Oh yeah, BTDT. (My one child makes that much mess all on her own! lol!)

Heather said...

Looks like you must have left one of your older boys in charge of watching the little one's. Same happens at my house when I leave my three little one's with my 17 or 13 year old. When I come home and have to spend an hour cleaning up I always wonder if it was worth it. On top of it I pay them to watch my little ones destroy the house.