Friday, April 17, 2009

The Slob Gene

I'm afraid my boys inherited the slob gene from me.

I'm very messy and I don't mind too much. I'd rather be neat, but it isn't a priority. But one of us like that in this house is plenty. I didn't want the kids to be like that, too.

I tried to keep the kids clean as they were growing up, and yet they seem to have inherited my lack of interest in cleanliness. Yesterday, I went up in the toy room and had to pick up candy wrappers from all over the place. (I know, Thor, I feel your pain. He's constantly picking up after me.)

Is it too late? Can I make the boys learn to be neat? Especially since most of the time, I don't even notice there is a mess surrounding us until it's been there a while? Or, at 16 and 18, have they already become slobs like me? Or was it born into them?

Well, they've gotta wake up early(ish) today and help me clean up this place!!!


jozien said...

And..when you are all at it, enjoy their good naturedness, lucky you.
I will do some soul searching Sue, and make a post on my blog, about me, how i do flip (out), at times.

Anonymous said...

My brother was an absolute slob growing up. My mother gave up on him and thought he was a lost cause. Lo and behold he married a woman who is an absolute neat freak, so now he too has become obsessively neat. So, there may be hope for Frankie and Nicky yet! Unfortunately, as is the case with my mom, she now laments that she never got to reap the benefits! So, it may happen...but not while they live in your home!Which in essence, doesn't help you out one bit!:) Such is life!

Sue said...

Jozien, I can't imagine you flipping out :D But you are right, they are pretty good natured at least, I should count my blessing in that!

Marisa, if they grow up neat I'll be shocked. But I'll still take credit! Like my calendar says, if you can't be a good example, you'll have to just be a terrible warning!