Nesting – have you heard of it? Apparently it’s this phase that pregnant women go through – madly cleaning and organizing in an effort to prepare for baby.
I’m on baby #5 and this is my first time experiencing it. Sure, with the others, I got their nurseries ready…organized all the clothes/diapers/baby goodies….but not like I’m experiencing with little Baby Delusional here.
It all started innocently enough. I was unloading the dishwasher…which led to some water drips on my counter top. I had to get a cloth to wipe it…which led to washing inside all of my cupboards and drawers…and then the front of my dishwasher…then the inside of it. Yes, you read that right. I washed the inside of my dishwasher. Not only that – I did it with a toothbrush. No lies, folks.
The next day it was my bathroom. I woke up at 7 am with this insane urge to clean my bathroom…from the ceiling right down to the baseboards. I even scrubbed the bathroom floor by hand.
Now – my house isn’t filthy by any means, there’s always something that needs cleaning…so after finishing my bathroom (and rewarding myself by eating dessert for breakfast) I went ahead and cleaned all the walls and baseboards in the house. If I didn’t have to go out later that day I would have cleaned all the windows.
I’m still in this mad cleaning frenzy…It’s been nearly a week. My eyes get all big and my heart palpitates just at the thought of something new to clean.
Wipe down and sanitize the washing machine?? YES!!
Clean out the furnace vents and covers? Oh yes, please!
Take down all the light canopies and wash out the dust-bunnies and dead bugs? OH GOD YES!
I’m sick people. I need help.