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I can't win

*The following names have been changed to protect the guilty.
So this past Saturday I woke up and wanted to get something accomplished. I was on a mission. I was going to deep clean like no man has ever deep cleaned before. I got rolling at about 9am while my wife *Gertrude was at her basketball game. I started by pulling the oven out from the wall and cleaning out underneath it. I have before and after pics I should have added but I am sure you all now what I found. The funniest part was when Sara and Evan both yelled "COOL", because they found various toys they had previously lost. I swept, then vacuumed, then scrubbed and hand-mopped. After that was finished I moved onto the refrigerator and did the same thing. Pull it out from the wall, watched my kids yell "COOL" and then swept, vacuumed, scrubbed and hand mopped.
I then proceeded to hand scrub all around the baseboards of the kitchen. You know, the part that loads up with junk every time you mop and you always say you'll clean it next time but you never do. Well I did it. As I was making my way around the kitchen I was scrubbing walls, scrubbing underneath the kitchen table, cleaning the exterior of the refrigerator and anything else I could see.
After spending a couple hours in the kitchen I moved to the bathroom. In the meantime my wife came home disappointed that I had not been able to watch her play her game. The last few we went to we ended up watching 3 on 3 and another game where no one showed up so I was sure I wouldn't be missing anything. Turns out, Gertrude had the game of her life and I missed it. She was popping three's, stealing the rock, wheeling and dealing, and I missed it all. I decided to move onto the bathroom and I cleaned behind the toilet where the wild things are. I won't talk about what I found back their, but it wasn't pretty. j/k. I then mopped the bathroom floor with the shark steam mop, and then when I finished, I mopped the kitchen floor as well.


After a small break, I was back to work. We had the kids scrubbing walls with dad because they thought it was fun, I deep cleaned the stairs with the vacuum like I have never done before, vacuumed the front room and went through the whole house with a broom and swept off all the walls. I scrubbed doors, door frames, polls, knobs, picture frames and more. At about 4pm I was about finished. I was beat. Know what Gertrude had to say to me?



So I take it we are not going to get to go look at minivans today???
Sometimes a guy just can't win. (I might have exaggerated a little here, and omitted many of my wife's compliments. Love you Gertrude!)

5 comments:

  1. Yeah, but it's amazing how we can erase all of our compliments by that one thing we really shouldn't have said. I do it all too often. Nice job, Ben! I'm impressed you did all of that. I never have the energy to do any of that.

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  2. got time to head over to my house?

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  3. Wow, that is some hard work. VERY good of you.

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  4. haha, i love that you called her gertrude. josh calls me wendy as my "code" name. sometimes i am afraid we do that to you men. great job cleaning, i am making josh read this post, we could use a deep clean too! and i can i just say how impressed i am that gina is playing bball while pregnant? wow. that boy is bound to be an athlete!

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  5. So the only name that was changed was Ginas. I am sure you could have had a great one for Sara and Evan! You should come clean our house.
    Go Gina! I am glad you had a good game. I am proud of you for playing while pregnant, I wish people in my stake would do that.
    I saw the before and after picture and it did look great.
    I was surprised that you did not talk about Kamri's big poop!

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