I was walking through the house a few days ago thinking how clean it looked. I had washed and put away the dishes, the girls had cleaned their rooms, all the laundry was done, and I was feeling pretty good. So good in fact that I sat down and had a little relax time.
Then I remembered we had company coming Wednesday. (That would be today.)
Suddenly high powered lenses slid in front of my eyes, and I noticed how dirty my house really was. I don't know where those lenses came from, but something tells me they will self-destruct after said company leaves. I noticed, among other things, that:
There was a stain on the wall near the couch from where a spider was killed and his remains left as a warning to the others that may or may not live in our house somewhere.
The contents of floor of my bathroom are frightening.
The counters in the kitchen reproduced crumbs before my very eyes.
The books on the shelving unit in our living room knocked themselves over and fell on the floor. Repeatedly.
Bits of paper and hair and dust came marching out from the nooks and crannies under the furniture and had a little parade around the coffee table before passing out in various and sundry open places around the house.
The sun shone extra-bright on the windows so all finger/tongue/foot prints were clearly visible.
The smells from dinner infiltrated any and all fibrous materials, including clothing in closets.
The curtains looked 'wrinkly' and had a fine layer of dust at the tops where no one ever looks.
Except me when my high-powered dirt lenses go into over drive.
Isn't it funny how the house is clean enough for your family to live in every day, but when company comes, it's never clean enough?
And how about everything your kids say that usually gets on your nerves suddenly becomes charming when company is over?
Or how you can't get up and down during dinner enough to make sure everyone has everything they need, even though if company weren't there your bum is firmly glued to your chair and people can serve themselves or starve for all you care?
Am I the only one this happens to???
Having company ensures the family eats better than ever, the house is cleaner than ever, the kids are more adorable than ever, and I am more neurotic than ever.
What happens to you when company comes?