#1. People call me Mary Poppins. Fun, but strict. I’m still a big kid, and love to participate in whatever my daughters are doing, but I have rules, and I expect them to be followed. Manners are extremely important, school work and cleaning up after themselves, too. But, there’s always plenty of time for fun when all is done.
#2. I have a 15yr old car but I love it. I still wash it all the time, wax it, flood it with Armor-All & Rain-X, and you know what? It still looks pretty damn good. I had to get a new windshield a few weeks ago and the man said he never saw the front area of a dashboard so clean! I hope when I pass it on to my daughter next year, she takes good care of it. I know if it looks anything like her room, I’ll cry.
#3. I find cleaning very therapeutic. I love when people come over and say: “Where’s all your stuff?” I laugh and say: “What stuff?” I’m a big thrower-outer, I don’t collect knickknacks, and I’ve come to realize that the less you have, the less you have to clean. I just spent the day going through all my daughters and my clothes and made big piles to place in those clothing drop-boxes. When we drove to the spot, a family with 3 daughters was sitting near the curb. Instead of dumping it in the box (who knows what would happen with the clothes) I asked the man if he’d like them for his daughters. He looked so grateful and I was glad to give it to someone in my community, then have it sold to someone less needy.