Today was shaping up to be an extra busy day - as most of my chores for the Easter holiday need to be done prior to the big day. Particularly any of those that need to be done in the kitchen as The Husband will take over the kitchen bright and early tomorrow to create his culinary delights.
So I was up and at 'em bright and early.
Unfortunately, no one else was. Finally, in a fit of frustration to start the day, I tiptoed back into the master bedroom, past The sleeping Husband, into the bathroom to get ready to leave the house.
While I was getting ready, Man-Child apparently woke up and was lounging on the couch when I tiptoed out of the master bedroom. I informed him that I had a lot to do today and was headed out. As I was heading out the door, I mentioned that it would be helpful if someone would mop the kitchen and bathroom floors while I was out.
I never expected that it would actually get done...kind of.
While I was browsing the grocery store for the necessities I would need for my baking spree, I received a phone call asking where the mop might be located.
Here's where you should be aware that we have a complicated mop. A mop I fully intended to blog about - and never did, which I totally should have because now I can't remember which mop to tell you to stay far, far away from and which one I totally love*. *sigh* Yes, I am a terrible blogger.
At any rate, we have a mop that can wring itself out AND has a detachable mop head that can be washed. This works for me on SO many levels - because honestly, who wants to touch nasty mop water? And having the detachable head that can be thrown in the washing machine is an added bonus.
The problem with this? I am the only person who knows how to re-assemble the mop.
So I explained, as best as I could, how to locate the various pieces and re-assemble the mop, hung up the phone and figured I'd be doing the mopping later today.
You can imagine my surprise when I came home and discovered that the kitchen floor was mopped.
When I expressed my delight, Man-Child proudly admitted he had done the floor. When I asked if they were able to figure out the mop he said no and that dad (The Husband) had gone out and bought a Swiffer. I asked why - since we have a Swiffer and he said....wait for it....
"We couldn't find it."
It was sitting in his bathroom. The bathroom he uses EVERY SINGLE day. Multiple times.
Now we own TWO Swiffers and a mop that only I can assemble. And? The bathrooms weren't touched.
But on the plus side, I was able to get two desserts made and deviled eggs. I guess the bathrooms just get added to tomorrow's outside the kitchen list.
*I found it! Sort of. The mop I hated was the Clorox Twist Mop (sorry, Clorox, it was impossible to figure out). The mop I have, I think, is the Libman White Tornado Twist Mop...all I know is that I bought it at Target and it wasn't the Clorox Mop.