With today’s “hot iron” task being the bathrooms, I had to share this story that happened a few months ago.
I don’t know about you, but the bathroom is the worst part of cleaning my house. It is a chore that I dread. There are only two, but one of them is primarily occupied by a 3 year old boy who is potty trained, but cannot seem to be able to hit that target all the time; especially if he waited a little too long to go.
And so, in true Real Mommy fashion I decided that I needed to make this task more fun and something that I didn’t dread. While the kids were napping, I put my headphones on, plugged in my Ipod, and set up the monitor. I wouldn’t be able to hear them, but I would be able to see the noise across the sensor bars.
If I insist on confessing, let’s make sure I don’t leave out any telling details. I always wear my scrubby clothes while doing this and this day was no different. I had on a tank top and my favorite maternity workout pants. (Yes, the ones that I threw away.) I even had on rubber cleaning gloves up to my elbows. The Potty Princess.
I was listening to the Pussycat Dolls song “Don’t Cha.” And of course, if the music is going to be really loud, I am going to be dancing and singing. I can’t help it. I am sure that you can just picture this in your head. I was actually having a pretty good time. I was singing away and somehow, cleaning the toilet just didn’t seem that bad.
The bad part: I didn’t notice that husband had come home from work for lunch. With the headphones on and the music turned up, I didn’t hear the garage door, him quietly calling me, or the sound of him cracking up behind me. I have no idea how long he was standing there and to this day, he won’t admit how much he saw. Did he see me swaying my hips as I used the scrub brush on the toilet? How about me dancing with the Clorox mop?
I have to admit, this incident has not kept me from cleaning the bathroom this way. Even today, I got out the Ipod, put on the Pussycat Dolls, and turned the volume up. But today, I locked all the doors to the house before I got started.