Spring cleaning is daunting, plain and simple. If you are anything like me, when you are getting ready for a day, weekend or week of spring cleaning, you do a lot to prepare. For my prep, I like to gather supplies and do things like painting my nails, read War and Peace, watch a Netflix series from start to finish and order an entirely new set of everything to avoid cleaning anything. You know, normal cleaning preparations.

I can only imagine what life is like for parents out there. As a solid member of the “babysit and return” club as far as kids go, I can only get a glimpse of the sticky and messy life of kids. I can barely get the motivation to clean after myself and my cats, let alone tiny, messy versions of me.

Armed with windex and an addiction to Twitter, instead of cleaning, I compiled a list of Tweets from parents (or those channeling the feelings of parents) to make you laugh and hopefully get you cleaning.  

The Dusty Shame:

Let's hope the intruder has allergies and is forced to leave.
Let's hope the intruder has allergies and is forced to leave.. Source: Twitter

Trying to keep a three ring circus going is hard enough, you want me to clean up after the acts too?

Monkeys might be easier to clean up after than kids.
Monkeys might be easier to clean up after than kids. Source: Twitter

The mystery of the disappearing dinner plates has been solved.

Why is there a sock stuck to this plate?
Why is there a sock stuck to this plate? Source: Twitter

Wait? Is that a part of the job description? Cleaning?

A self-cleaning house needs to be invented. Now.
A self-cleaning house needs to be invented. Now. Source: Twitter

It’s a miracle, and it’s never going to happen again.

A clean house with kids is just too rare.
A clean house with kids is just too rare. Source: Twitter

Where do I sign up?

Lose the kids, keep the clean house.
Lose the kids, keep the clean house. Source: Twitter

“Who taught them to clean? Oh, me. That makes me more concerned.”

Never trust the kids to clean.
Never trust the kids to clean. Source: Twitter

So I can pour milk right into the cereal box right? That’s normal.

Hey, sand castle buckets can hold a lot of soup.
Hey, sand castle buckets can hold a lot of soup. Source: Twitter

Scientists will be studying the squish for years to come, I’m sure of it.

I wonder if he has plates in his room, too.
I wonder if he has plates in his room, too. Source: Twitter

The real life lessons must be taught!

The real life lessons to learn.
The real life lessons to learn. Source: Twitter

Not all things worth learning take awhile to learn.

How much is a maid again?
How much is a maid again? Source: Twitter

The grand truth of being a parent and cleaning!

Maybe the kids are trying to send a message.
Maybe the kids are trying to send a message. Source: Twitter

Did that get your blood pumping for spring cleaning? No? Yeah me neither! My best advice for you is just do it, or have us give you a hand. Why go through the emotional hassle of cleaning when getting your home cleaned is more affordable than you thought!

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