cleaning turns into furniture moving?

Does anyone else immediately start moving or planning to move large items of furniture when you clean a room?  I always do this.  I can’t just clean – I have to rearrange.  And it doesn’t matter what else is happening, if I don’t really have time, or whatever, it’s like a driving force – I MUST MOVE FURNITURE.  I try and restrain myself much of the time, but I don’t always succeed.

Right now, my house is needing a good pickup ALL OVER but I’m obsessed with the fact that I want to move my kitchen table again – WHY?  I don’t know.  I think my kitchen is just too small and it’s hard to find a way to make it work, so I change it.  Like every three months.  And yes, it’s been over 3 months since I changed it, so the bug is back.  CHANGE ME!  Ha ha.  It’s just it involved moving THREE pieces of furniture, not one – the table, the sideboard buffet, and another little cabinet.  Like a Rubik’s cube, how will this all fit together?

Well, I’d better get at some kind of cleaning anyway…..


(2020, still true, though usually now with the living room.)

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Is it a consipiracy?

There’s something about me making a decision, that means I will immediately second guess myself.  It’s cold (we narrowly missed several more inches of snow with a lake effect snow warning being canceled); it’s probably still windy; Ryan has an ear infection, and was very crabby, crying, and irritable; and Chris is being ornery in his own way today [doesn’t want to move to do anything, won’t take his meds this morning, and who knows if I’d have got him out the door?].  So I decided to keep them home from the Saturday camp (twice a month, they go and swim and play and have crafts at a center in our area).  So as soon as I make the decision, Ryan immediately acts more healthy.  I say to myself, did I make the right decision?  I gave up their playtime, and my quiet time, to keep them both home because I’m worried about Ryan’s health, and then he acts fine?

Yes, it’s a conspiracy to make me second guess my decisions.  Should I have sent them?  I’d have had my SHOWER then, and some quiet time. And they’d have had fun fun fun!  But then of course, if I HAD sent them, I’d be second guessing myself again. (Is Ryan coughing more again?  Did his fever come back (hasn’t had one since Monday), is he sneezing all over everyone, and are they behaving themselves or causing a big ruckus?

Ahh well.  The fun of parenthood.


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(2020, had to add — with COVID-19 parents can never second-guess themselves again — what a world we are NOW living in!!)