Because I've been making stockings, my real job (wife, mother, cook, housekeeper, teacher) has been somewhat neglected. It happens. It's part of our family plan: things run smoothly 11 months out of the year. December, everybody fends for himself/herself. This is why my 5 year old is able to help his 3 year old sister make a turkey on a bagel sandwich snack. Waiting for mom, you'd starve. It's a mini-boot camp for independence.
Guilty mother confession: my children had cereal for dinner last night. Yes, I hang my head in shame.
I'll give them veggies in January.
However, inspired by this challenge, I decided that I would do my usual Friday clean-the-house routine, at least as far as the kitchen counters go, and also tidy that space above the sink. The floor will not be getting mopped today, but the sink looks great.
Here are some before pictures: