Friday, June 25, 2010

A Love/Hate Relationship

I absolutely, without a doubt hate cleaning the bathroom. I would rather do laundry than clean the bathroom, even though the constant buildup of dirty clothes would keep me working for hours after the dreaded bathroom would be done. That's how much I detest this particular household chore.

However, there is something to be said for the moment the bathtub is no longer covered in soap scum, the toilet is free of everything toilet related, every shadow of toothpaste has been removed from the sink, and the floor is water-mark free. For those few minutes I can look upon our tiny bathroom and think, just for a moment, it was worth the grossness.

Too bad it never lasts. The inevitable cry of "I have to go to the bathroom" explodes from the mouth of each and every child, and for some reason the very short walk from the living room to the bathroom manages to cover them with dust, mud, spaghetti sauce, chocolate syrup, and jam. Maybe it's because they have to pass the front door and the kitchen to get to the bathroom. I'm not sure yet. All I know is by the time they're all done in my freshly cleaned chore of a room, it's dirty again.

Ah well. At least I have a week off until it's time to clean it again!


Little Messy Missy said...

I don't mind the bathroom but I HATE cleaning the stove...Todd cleans it for me..hahahah.

Team Jensen said...

I'm right there with you. I loathe the bathroom cleaning.

BTW, my mom found a great trick to clean the soap scum off the tub. Toilet bowl cleaner and a brush. Yup. Be sure to open the windows since it'll be strong. But it works GREAT! I even used the clorox pre-made brushes on a wand. Those work great too! Lickety-Split and it's done. I just need to find a really quick and easy way to clean the grout in my shower walls now. If you find the trick for that, let me know!

Josie and Wayne said...

I actually kind of like cleaning the bathroom. I clean it while the younger kids are napping and I give Audrey a spray bottle with water and a little vinegar and she sprays away at the counter's and mirrors while I swish and swipe the toilet and tub. We have fun together. But like you, I hate how it gets dirty again so fast! I used to dread it until my mom taught me about the fly lady and I realized it really doesn't take as much time to clean it as you would think!

LaurieW said...

You are so right Josie - it really doesn't take long. But oh it's just nasty in the process! Remember, I have two boys. It makes a difference, lol.