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Why My Vacuum Seems Like a Permanent Fixture

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I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my vacuum. I love having a house that is cleaned and vacuumed, but in many ways this is not a reality for a busy mom. If you ever find yourself feeling like your vacuum is a permanent fixture in your home, you are in good company.

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I have come to accept that my vacuum is often in the background of most of the pictures I take. I think one of the challenges of large families is getting the house clean all at once. If you are like me, this rarely happens. I will admit, however, that it is a dream of mine.

Maybe your house is like mine – this kid needs to go here, this kid needs to go there, people want to be fed, load of laundry needs to be done, that room that looked great an hour ago now is only a faint memory as a tornado must certainly have come through.

I think one of the challenges of living in a large family, or any family for that matter, is being fluid to the ebb and flow of daily life (read daily interruptions).

Saturday is cleaning day around my place. Saturday also ends up being baseball game day, football game day, swim meet day, weekend church group activity day, and on and on it goes.

For this reason, cleaning becomes more of a weekend thing (read weekend goal). Of course since the picking up needs to be done prior to vacuuming, it just takes forever to get to it.

I love having my house vacuumed. Even better, I love having my whole house clean at the same time!!! But I have come to realize, that even with the best cleaning schedule in place, life happens. And, that is ok with me.

On the rare occasion that I get my entire house vacuumed in the same weekend, it is a glorious luxury – not only since the house is all vacuumed at once, but also because I don’t have to trip over the vacuum and step on the cord for who knows how long.

Since it is a luxury, it is truly appreciated when it does happen. And on the weekends when it doesn’t, I have just decided to look at my vacuum like that book you are trying to get thru…something that is always there for when you have a spare moment or two.

Here is my whole point: I know that someday, a very long time from now, I will have my whole house vacuumed, my whole house clean, and my vacuum put away when the sounds of children are only an echo in my mind.

So if your vacuum always seems to be lurking around, glaring at you from the corner, know that mine is, tooAnd together we can know that we can edit that vacuum right out of the pictures that are going to end up in the family album.

Woot woot for digital pictures and photo editing!

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