Thursday, April 9, 2009

Blitz-It Friday

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Organized Everyday is hosting a new carnival called Blitz-it Friday. We are on week three! If you have no idea what a blitz is, read here: the original one hour blitz and staying focused.

What at great blitzing week for me!

I did an hour-long blitz on Sunday because my husband was coming home late that night and I wanted the house to reflect how excited we were for his return. (Nothing like a horrid mess to make someone sorry they came back from a pristine hotel, with daily maid service).

This was the first blitz where I deliberately got my children (son, age 3 and daughter, age 1) involved. It slowed me down, but was worth it. They had so much fun helping me, and were so proud of their own accomplishments.

I actually remembered to snap a few pictures before we started ...






... and after.






Sunday Blitz:
  • Unloaded the dishwasher - my son loves to put away all his and his sister's dishes.
  • Reloaded and ran the dishwasher
  • Hand-washed pan and misc. dishes
  • Cleared off the kitchen table
  • Put away all the living room clutter
  • Picked up and put away all the toys - this was mostly done by my son and daughter, though I think my daughter only picked up a few plastic eggs and put them in a bucket (we went to an Egg Hunt this weekend).
  • Vacuumed the living room, play area, hallway and kid's room.
  • Swept the kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom
My son informed me after I turned off the vacuum that the timer beeped while I was being so loud (i.e. the vacuum was noisy). I decided that I really needed to sweep before I quit for the day, so I did that after the hour had ended.

7 comments:

  1. Wow! I never knew your house ever looked like mine does some times. Thank you for sharing the reality of motherhood!

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  2. That is an amazing blitz! I am so encouraged by your godly attitude of wanting it picked up before the hubby comes home from a business trip. That's amazing. I do sometimes blitz with the kids, maybe I should write a separate post on blitzing with kids. It can be done, but there are different things that Mom does. Praise the Lord!!

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  3. That is totally amazing! You did a great job!

    Hey, we have the same dining room table! :)

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  4. I can't believe you did all of that in an hour (or just over)! Great job!

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  5. Wow! If this is your slowed-down version, I can't imagine what your regular speed version looks like! I also forget to do "before" pictures a lot, but I love being able to compare them to the "afters!"

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  6. I'm already tired just thinking about doing all those things and in one hour WITH KIDS! Unbelievable!! It looks absolutely amazing.

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  7. Wow, great job! It is great that you involved your little ones too. I'm sure they were so proud to show off all their hard work to daddy.

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