Thursday, June 3, 2010

More Mommy Confessions

I mop my floor pretty regularly--I would say about once a week. Some of you are gasping in disgust; hopefully most of you think that is okay. Anyway, you would think my floors would be relatively clean, but you would be wrong. I recently decided to tackle the grout, and it was shockingly disgusting. It made me think of Stanley Spadowski from UHF:

And sometimes, life sticks to the floor so bad a mop isn't good enough. It's not good enough. You gotta get down here with a toothbrush and really scrub, and if that doesn't work, if that doesn't work...you can't give up. You've got to run to a window and say, "HEY! THESE FLOORS ARE AS DIRTY AS H---, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!"





















I've been on my hands and knees scrubbing the grout with magic erasers for multiple days, and there is still more to go. But the improvement is obvious, no? Yikes.

6 comments:

cassidy said...

Wow, I guess I always thought you guys just had dark grout! I once used a magic eraser on our linoleum...it was gross to see how dirty the floor was, even though I mopped a lot. But the worst part is that halfway through the job I got too tired of scrubbing the floor so we had a kitchen of half dark and half light linoleum!

debra g said...

I hear ya, sister!
p.s. I think once a week is great!

lexi said...

gross! that is a huge improvement though. maybe i should come live with you so i can mop the floor everyday... you know how i like to mop.

Gina said...

I'm lucky if I get it down once a week so I think that's great nor would I ever have the opportunity to consider the grout. I am going to have to check out mine now. That's crazy. Good job and good luck getting the rest of it done.

Meghan said...

i wish i did once a week. good work. and i wish you luck on that grout... makes me grateful for my fake hardwood.

Jolynn said...

Maybe the grout hasn't been tackled since Sareny was born and me and Lexi got on our hands and knees and did it?? It is a chore, so I don't blame you if it has been that long.....I think mopping once a week is super good though.