Thursday, December 2, 2010

Did Cinderella have a swiffer?

My Grandad has been batching it for several weeks as my grandmother has been back and forth between the nursing home and the hospital.  

I went out to their house this afternoon to "help" him get ready for an aunt and uncle that are coming in for a quick visit. 

I say "help" all quote-like because there really wasn't much for me to do.  The dishes were all washed.  The laundry was all folded.

I swept a few crumbs out of the floor and did a couple of other light jobs, but I was obviously there more for moral support that physical labor.  Never mind the fact that the boys went home with pockets full of bubble gum and a ziploc bag full of cookies, and I had several newspaper inserts and coupons stuffed into my purse.  

It wasn't until I got home to my own crumby floors and dirty dishes that I realized: My 70+ year old grandfather is keeping a neater house than I am.

I'm not sure if this says more about his housekeeping skills or the fact that 2 boy-kids and a baby inhabit this house.  I am also not sure if I want to investigate that thought any further.

And with that, I am off to bed.

May your sleep be sweet and your house be clean!


Michelle said...

Keep in mind...Grandaddy has a housekeeper occasionally! But I am sooooooo glad you were there to be with him. Next time you see him, please, give him a hug for me! (And tell my mama and daddy hi too if you see them!)

ArkGrandma said...

"Go away cobwebs...leave me alone dust...I have children to fill my days." Enjoy.