Well you're wrong because of course nobody but me would pull all three totally random things together in one post. Because it's what I do best, lovers.
Since it's spring on the calendar I have started what my family absolutely hates, spring cleaning. I am a maniac. If you leave your most favorite thing unattended somewhere it shouldn't belong it will end up in the donate or yard sale pile. Just ask my kids, this happens every year. We have a yard sale melt down because their most favorite thing is in the mass of crap I refuse to have in my house. I always joke about hoarders because the concept of hanging onto things because you might need it some day or you have some bizarre attachment to it or you just can't bring yourself to get rid of something useful is totally beyond me. I'm what I would call a purger. I can't stand clutter, everything needs to be organized or gone.
I cannot emphasize enough how I cannot handle mess. At all. Nothing. If you are a hoarder, do not invite me over if you do not want me to start throwing your stuff away. I really cannot even help myself. I'll clean people's houses and I don't even know I'm doing it.
So imagine my surprise when I was cleaning the dining room and I moved our weird hutch without a top thingie and see this:
But I am not a good mom because I threw this all away. Just like that. And suddenly I once again had a clean floor under a piece of furniture that you cannot see under and all was right in the world again.
Big sigh of happy.
To the next order of business: swimming.
Fun fact, my kids cannot swim. I think swimming in lakes and rivers are dirty so I have never put my kids in water like that when they were younger and taught them to swim. I prefer pools with a shit ton of chemicals that kill kid piss germs immediately. But because we are broke all of the time, we can't afford to go to these pools and my kids let me know on the regular that all of their friends get to do these things.
Good for fucking them. Maybe they'd like to donate to the Strand Family Fun Fund because we are in the negative.
But I decided that it's abusive to not get your kid swimming lessons if you are incapable or unwilling to do it and quite frankly, I don't want them to drown on my watch on vacation sometime. So we signed both kids up and so far, so good.
Jackson likes his big boy swim shorts. Problem with these is that even the XS hang off his butt. But I was surprised he even got into the water on his own because he prefers the choke his parent and call it swimming method usually. He still won't jump into the water on his own.