Thursday, April 22, 2010

Don't Mind Me... I'm Just Nesting

That's right. 23 weeks and already nesting. It's like I can't get things clean enough. Already this morning, I bundled up the two bags worth of garbage overflowing in the kitchen, took out the recycling, scrubbed the floor around the garbage can, unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, washed and folded two loads of laundry (including crib sheets), put new sheets on both cribs, vacuumed the entire upstairs, used the vacuum attachment on both bathroom floors, Clorox wiped two highchairs, put all of my and Charlie's clothes away and took all miscellaneous toys back to the boys room that had walked all over the upstairs.

And it's only 11:36am.

I wish I could stop there. Yesterday I cleaned out my sock and underwear drawers (why is that such a feeling of accomplishment?!) organized my spice rack and refilled all the jars to the tops, wiped all the lint and extra detergent off the washer and dryer, organized my Tot School supplies and cleaned out both travel toiletry bags. Are we going on a trip any time soon? No.

I have big plans for my afternoon too - sweeping and vacuuming the downstairs, rotating toys, figuring out how to disassemble my double stroller to wash the seats (any ideas?!), make dinner, walk to Aldi with the boys, organize and file ideas from my parenting magazines and scrapbook. It's like the energy is never ending during the day and every time I look up there's something else calling my name. I was actually fantasizing about carpet powder this morning. You know, the stuff that you sprinkle on, vacuum up and it leaves your house smelling wonderfully fresh? I need to have it!

I know that nesting is normal, but when I looked back on this post, it was only a week before I had the boys, not 17 weeks! Oh my gosh, only 17 weeks to go... but there's so much to clean!

What weirdo nesting actions have you caught yourself doing in the past? Please tell me I'm not alone!


Kelly said...

Oh my goodness. I with I had that energy. Though I think I'm most jealous over the fact you could walk to Aldi! I would love an Aldi in walking distance ;) I think the weirdest nesting thing I had was actually when I nested with Selah (who knew! I thought it was purely a biological thing, but no.) and I could not get the stairs clean enough. I was always cleaning the stairs. Actually, it still bothers me but I don't have the drive to clean them nearly enough anymore :) If you want more to do, feel free to fly over to my house and get cleaning :) xoxo

Becky said...

I guess the moral of the story is to get preggers (or just find a baby!) in order to get one's house spic and span. Although, since I was pregnant most of 2008 and then a working mom ever since, my house is truly in desperate need of some love. Some of my windows hadn't been cleaned since 2007. Yikes. The other weekend I washed all the windows AND the screens. Uh oh. You don't think I'm...

Elizabeth said...

Hello! I ran across your blog from the Tot School site and I just had to comment. I have 16 month old identical twin boys, and I am 20 weeks pregnant with a little sister for them. It just seemed like our paths were too similar to not say hi! I am encouraged and motivated by your Tot Schooling. I have been starting to do some things with the boys, but this gets me excited to do more!

suzannah | the smitten word said...

i wish you'd come clean over my way! i feel like i work and never complete any's making me crazy.

now take a nap, girl!

Kerrie McLoughlin said...

good for you! homeschooling rocks, by the way!