There are important truths in life that you can never learn from a book.
Truth #563: The feather duster: Good enough for company (except the in-laws).
This morning, while the coffee brewed, I ran a quick feather duster over the house. As I was dusting a few pieces in my son's room, I got to thinking--this is good enough for now...but when my in-laws come to visit, I need to be much more thorough about the dusting (and cleaning for that matter)
Don't get me wrong, I love my in-laws. They are wonderful. But, my mother-in-law keeps an immaculate house. IMMACULATE. While I was growing up, my mother kept an amazingly clean house too. I remember as a young child thinking that Mom vacuumed to keep the lines on the carpet straight. (She vacuumed every day) I too vacuum every day--or at least every other day. However, my house is not immaculate. You see, I have these two giant dogs. They shed, bring dirt in, slobber, and are generally a nuisance to me. I still love them dearly, but my house would be cleaner and would stay cleaner if they didn't reside here. Seeing how clean my mother in law keeps her house is a little intimidating. I mean, it's perfection. My house will never be that clean...but I can try, right?
I don't want my in-laws to think that I'm raising their grandson in a pig sty. I have resigned myself to the fact that no matter how many times I sweep, vacuum, or mop, my little crawler will still have dog hair on his hands and probably in his mouth. It doesn't seem to bother him. :)
So, in order to put my best foot forward with the in-laws, I'll be a cleaning fiend before their arrival. How about you? Do you do anything special when your family comes to visit? Do share!