I stepped on a lego for the 30th time the other day. It hurt so bad, I literally fell down and curled up into a little ball like my 4-year-old used to do when he didn’t get his way. For a split second, I understood his pain, only it was magnified 100 times as I felt the physical aftermath as well. My poor foot felt like it had been stabbed by a thousand knives in the same spot (which was sore for days afterwards.)
I immediately went online and began searching for those shoes they came out with several years ago. Not sure what they’re called, but they’re designed for wearing around the house if you have kids who like to play with legos. They’re designed for stepping on legos. Not the most attractive footwear I’ve ever seen, but they serve a good purpose for moms like me… Oy vey… I think it may have actually hurt worse than giving birth.
That’s pretty bad, you know. I’d rather give birth again than step on a lego…
I looked around my house after perusing the net and talking myself out of buying the shoes. (I talk myself out of buying most things these days.) It was a mess. As usual. For a second I thought about cleaning it, but then I was like “nah, it’ll just get messed up again by these crazy kiddos.” There I go talking myself out of things again…
As I was talking myself out of cleaning, I looked at my fridge and saw a business card for a professional house cleaning service in my area. I immediately rationalized the cost of hiring her in my head and decided to give her a call. I could at least get a quote if nothing else. No harm done.
I’d rather step on a lego than clean my own home. (That’s bad too, isn’t it?)
Her prices were actually pretty reasonable! And she offered de-cluttering and organization along with general room cleaning, so I decided to give it a shot. Her one-time cleaning price for a house my size was right around $105. I figured she could clean our house while we got away for the weekend, and it was absolutely the best decision I think I’ve ever made (besides marrying my hubs and popping out our “totes adorbs” chit’lins). She did such an amazing job, and we decided to put her on a regular monthly schedule to make sure our house stays clean.
The best part? She actually had a small paragraph on her website dedicated to describing the common problem of stepping on legos and hiring a cleaning service to ensure it never happens again. As soon as I saw that, I knew it was fate.
If you struggle with stepping on legos and tripping over toys, then hiring a professional housekeeper might be for you as well. I’ve included the link to my girl in Charlotte near the top of this post. If you live in the area, you should definitely give Jennifer a call!
That’s my rant for the month … I don’t write very often these days, due to being busy with family and all. But I try to write whenever I can, so check back in a few for more tales from the hood … motherhood, that is.
(Haha, I always love a good pun!)