Last week we were preparing to host a group of people on our houseboat down at Lake Powell. I was running around like crazy trying to make sure every throw pillow was perfectly positioned and every bit of dust was off the floors so that everything would look absolutely perfect for our guests who were going to be arriving. One family arrived a day before the other families were to arrive to stay on the boat so we could enjoy a day together before the crowd arrived. Before we went to bed that night they heard me explaining to my daughter that the next morning before the other families arrived we would need to once again do a run through of the entire houseboat to make sure everything was clean and perfect again before the arrival of the rest of our guests. The family laughed at how worried I was about making everything perfect for my new guests and they pulled up a video from YouTube for me to see. As they played the video I about died laughing…
My husband and daughter were laughing at the video as well because it was an all too familiar scene for them. I blurted out, “Oh my goodness that is totally me!”. I am definitely that crazy cleaning Mom who goes totally overboard trying to make sure everything is 100% perfect before her guests arrive watching the video I totally had to admit it. I run around making sure every speck of dust is gone, the chairs are perfectly aligned, and making sure there is no sign of people having lived in the home so that things will be beautiful for our guests. But as I watched the video I could see that perhaps I go a little bit overboard with it…however, it made me feel better to know that I must not be the only crazy cleaning Mom if 6 million other people watched the video and felt they could relate to it!
My message to all the other Moms out there who watched the video and thought “Oh my gosh, I’m that person in the video” I just want you to know that I understand that the only reason you get a little crazy cleaning up is because having a perfect house for your guests is your way of showing love and letting the guests know that they matter 🙂 #ifeelyou
Well I have 20 guests arriving to my home today to stay with me for the next three days so I have to run so I can get this house looking like DISNEY ON ICE people…DISNEY ON ICE!
Have a great weekend!
~Amy Rees Anderson