Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Nesting

The other day I told Anna about how Momma birds prepare for laying their eggs by building a nest, working strenuously and providing a comfy soft place for their young to stay. I then explained that we needed to work on our home to make it ready for our new baby. About halfway through the day we'd cleaned up one room and messed up another and Anna asked, "Can we be done with the nesting already?" My sentiments exactly.

Really, I gave nesting a go, not because I've had a sudden burst of energy like some pregnant women get, but because I don't imagine another time when I'll get around to doing some of the cleaning that needs to be done around here. The only problem is, once I get down on my knees and scrub the floor, someone inevitably dumps an entire bowl of cereal on it and I get cranky. I'm cranky enough as it is people! So, I've decided that my "nesting" will come in the form of randomly cleaning out an infrequently used closet, stocking up on snack foods and cereal, which is the equivalent for me of filling the freezer with casseroles because it's less work and I'm pretty sure the kids won't object to having crackers with peanut butter for every meal. Also, I'm stocked up on diapers, maxi pads, toilet paper and Dr. Pepper, AND I have coupons for Papa Murphys in my middle junk drawer-what else do I really need to do??? Oh yeah, we're out of ice cream, I'll put that on my list for tomorrow!

3 comments:

Holly Goodman said...

Sounds like a plan to me! ( :

Bre said...

Situation pretty similar over here. I'm just to tired. And it does seem to make an impact when all doing is immediately undone. Nesting must be for first time mom's.
So when are you scheduled for?

Cuddles, Kisses & Tantrums said...

I love your idea of nesting. I figure as long as you have several cases of Dr Pepper on hand and a few brownie mixes you are in great shape! Oh and I of course would have to throw in the stove top stuffing and sour cream of course! :)