2.26.2008

The Truth Hurts.....

We remain in a holding pattern regarding the potential buyers. At this point, I am pretty certain they have probably decided God is leading them to tent-camp for the rest of their lives rather than buy our house but that's the way it goes sometimes, right??? Sigh.....

I saw the quote below today and wondered immediately if this is how my children will feel about me someday (or maybe (probably!) they already feel this way??) I freely admit to being a neat-freak. I cannot abide clutter, junk, piles, etc. I toss things with reckless abandon, much to my mother's dismay. I like my home to be neat, clean, and clutter free. You won't find empty shoeboxes or dreadful happy meal toys gathering dust in my house. Yesterday's newspaper? What newspaper? Jeff is lucky if it's there when he walks in the door after school! However, since we've had the house for sale, it's been even worse because we have to be ready at any minute to entertain that elusive potential buyer.

I wonder, if one day, perhaps while Oprah is interviewing one of my children about the cure for cancer her or she discovered and is inquiring about the amazing parenting that must have spurred them on to such greatness, one of them will say....

Neurotics build castles in the air.
Psychotics live in them.
My mother cleaned them.
(Rita Rudner)

Yikes!!

3 comments:

Maggie said...

I'm the opposite, I love my piles. I move them or organize them, hide them, etc.

I think my children will grow up to neat freaks :)

Marzola Happenings said...

i can relate to this statement. I just wonder how anyone gets through selling a house WITHOUT being neurotic??????????????

Yarnin_Mama said...

Do you just throw everything in the trash? Admittedly, I am a pile person, but I do get into spring cleaning. I just don't want to put everything in the garbage dump. I do give a lot to Goodwill. Anyway, how do you get rid of all that stuff?