To clean or not to clean for Thanksgiving

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK!  Time has slipped by and fast. This is our first Thanksgiving home in four years! I am so excited.  And, we will have a full house…17 to be exact.

So the dilemma…to clean or not to clean.

I have found that as a stay at home mom…my high standards have fallen to the wayside.  I mean…you can only pick up toy cars and legos so many times a day.  You clean the yogurt off the couch and it reappears the next morning.  Milk spills, crushed up Goldfish and play dough in the carpet are just a way of life.  Let’s face it, it’s a losing battle with two little guys in the house.

To clean or not to clean?

Next we throw in the chaos of guests.  It’s a fun chaos, but chaos nonetheless.  What is the reality that a spotless house will stay spotless after 17 people have filled their plates and stuffed their faces?  Especially when four of those 17 are under the age of 4.

To clean or Not to clean?

Here’s the thing.  It’s not like anyone will catch the plague.  And there isn’t a one inch thick layer of dust.  Nor are the surfaces sticky.

So yeah.  Run the vacuum, swipe the dust rag, clean the toilets.  But other than that, we don’t want to set expectations too high. I mean who goes into a battle they know they can’t win…

Right?

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