This mom nails how annoying it is to clean your house for the holidays, only to have the kids destroy it moments later.
All parents wish we could "freeze" our houses after they are cleaned. But we are acutely aware that a clean house lasts about 2 seconds when you have kids. One ingenious mom found a solution to this aggravating problem, and it's now going viral.
Twitter user Nick Denbow posted a hilarious note from his mom, announcing that their living room would be closed until Thanksgiving. It has subsequently been liked more than 30,000 times and retweeted over 13,000 times.
"This room has been cleaned for the holidays and is officially CLOSED until Thanksgiving," says the note, which was affixed to tape that blocks off the room. It goes on to stipulate, "Special permission will be considered for you to sit on my clean furniture and / or walk on my clean carpet only after the following conditions have been met:
1) you have showered and are dirt and odor free from top to toe
2) you are wearing freshly laundered clothing."
However, if permission is granted, the note goes on to say, "NO food or drinks are permitted at this time!"
The woman behind the note every mom in America will now be copying ends her pronouncement by saying she can be referred to by one of her many titles: "Mom, Payer of the bills, Chauffeur, Queen of the castle, Person ruining your life, Bossy b---- in charge."
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Did I mention this mom is my new hero? Now if only more than one out of three of my kids was old enough to read... Oh, well. Guess I'll be cleaning my house the day before my Thanksgiving company arrives. And it still won't look the way I want it to!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.