Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Why I Can't Clean House Anymore


Yep - a four-month old chocolate lab puppy.  In the past, I've been able to clean my house despite illness, injury, small children, extra children and remodeling. But this puppy has beaten me. I can't clean house unless she's in her kennel or outside. And when she's in her kennel or outside, there are usually other things I have to do that I can only do when she's out of the way.

But I finally decided I couldn't put off cleaning anymore and had to give it a shot.  So I tried cleaning the living room.  I really thought I could do it. But when I got the vacuum out to vacuum the furniture, Lucy went crazy. She LOVES the vacuum. The whole time I was trying to clean under the couch cushions, she was attacking the vacuum, the hose, me and the cushions.

When I tried to clean the windows, she either licked off the windex or tried to eat the paper towels.

When I tried dusting, she was determined to eat the feather duster for lunch.

Sweeping and mopping weren't even worth trying. I already know (from past experience) that she loves the broom and mop - loves attacking them, that is.

I got most of the living room tasks done but it took four times as long and used four times as much energy.  I don't think I'll do it again.  Maybe I won't do any more cleaning until she grows up.  Is that an option???


  1. Who needs a clean house anyways? Seriously, Lucy will eventually chill out. Have you considered an obedience course. She's a prime age for it. Good luck.

    1. She's going this Wednesday for a 6-week puppy course.

  2. This sounds like what it's like for me to try to clean my house with my 3 year old twins. Miss you at Homemakers Daily. I am just now figuring it out that you aren't there full time. Sorry but can I use my twins as an excuse again? Kept wondering why the writing style seemed different though and then thought oh she's pulled in some guest writers. yep. I'm slow.