Thursday, February 04, 2010

Control Issues

There are a lot of things I cannot control. I cannot control:

  • whether Aetna will cover D's speech therapy
  • when J. will stop pooping in his underwear/diapers/pullups and USE THE FREAKING TOILET ALREADY
  • if Z. will lose the attitude and act like a human being
  • if D. will cooperate with the diagnostician in the public school and complete his assessment commensurate with his abilities
  • when my client will actually start the project that has been on hold (and with it, my check) for several weeks
  • S's messy locker, backpack, bedroom, and desk at school
But do you know what I can control? The cleanliness of my floor. I have been on my hands and knees scrubbing that sucker like you wouldn't believe. My grout is so clean that if you wanted to lick it, you could. I'm not suggesting that you should, mind you. Well, maybe I am. Because you totally could. You could absolutely lick my grout, and you wouldn't taste anything except the slightly salty tang of baking soda. Not that I have licked my grout lately, or anything.


Anyway, yes. I cannot control so many things. But my floors, they will be clean.


Elizabeth said...

I'm with you on the control issues, but I still don't want to scrub my floors. Will you come over and take control of mine, too?

Meredith said...

I read this just as I was thinking I need to really clean the dining room floor - because it is covered with all the food my baby threw on it all day. I just stepped on and crushed some toast just now. I can't control that my mom has a brain tumor but I guess I can control the floor so thanks for that as I am going to log off and start cleaning.

DESJ and Company said...

what's with all your foreign language comments?
And when I need to take control, I paint walls. Seriously.
I wish I cleaned.

Katy said...

Came here from Ellen's place. . .

I'm a control freak about my son's clothes. There's so much I can't control, but he WILL look cute and his clothes will match! Gives me some peace in this crazy, mixed-up world.