Monday, December 21, 2009

Right O!

Ok, so I have readership!! LOL It's just that most of you are about as bad at commenting as I am. hehe Not a problem, as long as I'm being read that's cool with me.

My mother-in-law is coming to visit in a few days and my house is a pig sty. OMG!! Yiiiiiikes! GAAAAHHH!!! And I have no time at all tomorrow to do anything, so I'm pretty much screwed. *sigh* Can I blame it on the twins? Please?? :-)

Speaking of the twins, Chana is starting to think about wanting to get onto her feet the way Dovid does. It is very cute, but she hasn't quite figured it out yet. She can get onto her knees, but from there she's puzzled. I think she'll get there soon! Another reason I need to clean up the place is so I can properly babyproof. That way I can put Dovid on the floor to explore and not need to redirect his attention every two seconds. He's just so curious about everything (like his sister), so I need to get everything off of the floor that I don't want going into his mouth. This means basically everything. Plus, I have to figure out how to attach things to the wall so they don't fall over on top of him if when he tries to pull shelves down. When on earth am I going to have time to do this??? Beeeeh!!! I need you to come and help meeeee!!!!


  1. I would come help... if I hadn't seen the weather report on the news yesterday ;-). Good luck! Stay safe in all that snow! Any chance you can hire a last minute cleaning service?

  2. Definitely blame the twins, haha! ;)

    I found that there was a little bit of time between the army crawl & pulling up to actual 'get into everything' crawl & cruising. Just enough to do a little every day to de-clutter. Of course, now we are on constant 'no- not for you!' mode... just 2 days ago she grabbed a handful of change that was in the middle of the coffee table for approximately 20 seconds. I had to fish 2 quarters out of her mouth! Scary how quick they get.

  3. My MIL came to visit 2 months ago. I didn't have the time to clean and ended up getting some paid help. I booked this brilliant cleaning lady to do the windows and the bathrooms, God bless her!

  4. LOL@pig sty.

    If I were living any closer, I would have totally helped you...not with the cleaning, but atleast have looked after the twins till you spanky-cleaned you home....

    Good Luck.

  5. Good luck with the babyproofing! I'm sure you will have it done in no time. Declutter and attach things to the walls...seems like it would be easy, but of course, you add in the twins factor and now it's not so easy! Have fun, it will be worth it when those babies get to explore fully!


  6. Make the MIL clean LOL

    We've got to clean today too. We're leaving to go out of town in a day or two!

  7. Hehe! I think you can probably get away with blaming it on the twins :D Besides, she'll probably be so busy doting on the grandbabies she won't even notice it ;)

    Hope you find time to get what you need to done!


  8. Sorry, Elana - even if I had been able to come, I'm disabled right now from doing any kind of housework, so I wouldn't have been any good to you. But BELIEVE me, Mom is totally used to clutter - she totally doesn't care as long as there's a clear path to walk on. She'll only be looking at the babybugs anyway - so don't waste your time worrying about it or cleaning up for her! Can't wait to see you all on Skype!

  9. yes, children can always, always take the blame for a messy house. I even blame mine for the messiness in places they aren't allowed to go - like inside my closet.

  10. Well of course it is the twins fault, they are way more important then cleaning - and just tell your MIL that you simply can't be bothered with such things when you have two needy love bugs who you could read to and play with!!

    Happy ICLW :)

  11. I'm with the rest of the gang- blame the twins! How can anyone expect you to have a spotless home when you have two adorable babies to attend to? I'm already worried what my house will look like when I have just one baby to care for.

  12. I agree. Who wants to clean when you can love on your babies? Grandma will understand.


  13. Hello Elana
    Found your blog via ICLW. We too have boy/girl twins, now about 3 1/2 years old.
    We have now become sort of used to the clutter that they create everyday. So you could say that we have managed to change our expectations! We don't feel that bad anymore when we are expecting guests and the house is a mess!

    Our son also walked first, mainly because he was so curious to reach up as soon as he could. His sister followed along soon! It is amazing how time flies!

    Enjoy the Holidays!

    I blog at

    I would have liked to post this comment as Name/URL but your version of Blogger does not give me that option. So I am posting it under my Google ID.

  14. im giving you full permission to blame it on the twins!!!!!
    lol lol

    i hope the cleaning goes by a lot faster than u think ;)

    iclw hugs!!!

  15. I only have one 3 year old, and my house looks like a tornado hit it, and my mother (my biggest critic), and my in-laws are all coming on Christmas day. I'm screwed. Good luck to you!! Happy ICLW!

  16. I have a massive readership and barely get comments so don't worry.

    I am far down the ICLW list this month and doubt I will get more than 5 or 6.

    I am also a MOT, totally barren, and my twins are via traditional surrogacy.

    Blessings to you and yours for the new year!

  17. Sounds like a perfect rationalization to me! Have fun toddler-proofing!

  18. Whenever I start to freak out about chores before guests arrive, my husband always says, "They come to see you, not to see your house!" And I always tell him to can it. ;)

    Hope your holidays are lovely! Happy ICLW!

  19. Here from ICLW...

    Good luck with the baby proofing, I'm sure your little ones are keeping you very busy! :)

  20. I so hear you about the baby proofing. I have makeshift baby proofing done and just watch Ellie really close. When she goes to something that doesn't look safe, that's when I move it. But I really need to get cabinet and draw things, and outlet covers, and rearrange some stuff. I think I'm going to call on a grandma, or two, or three, or maybe even 4 to lend a hand with the big task at hand.

  21. I'm still reading! The time sure gets away from me, though. I got in my reader today and had over 100 posts. I hadn't been on in a week! I couldn't believe it!!

    I am torn between wanting Skeeter to crawl and wanting him to always be in my lap. I already get the feeling he isn't going to be happy with my lap much longer.