- Clean boys' room
- Clean girls' room
- Clean Eve's room (storage room)
- Clean master bedroom
- Clean bathrooms
- Straighten downstairs
- Straighten outside
There. I do believe that covers the whole house.
There's also the decorating...simple and homemade. Pinecones lightly (LIGHTLY, CHILDREN!) dipped in white paint for garlands for the windows. Mixed nuts in bowls. Snowflakes and Swedish stars here and there.
And there's the kitchen work... readying the dough for
BUT! To keep us focused and the house smelling less like lemon cleaner and more like Christmas, we will be employing the oven timer as our taskmaster. When the timer rings, we move on to the next room.
AND...when the timer rings, we take one of the following out of the oven:
- Gingerbread (only, we don't bother to melt the chocolate chips; just toss them in)
- Chocolate Panforte
- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
At least, that's the plan. I will be busy nursing and delegating and choosing the Christmas music. I've got a great team, and we can do it!
|Brothers who lost teeth late the same night. Hmmm. Gideon (6) and Jon-Jon (8).|