The nesting plan: That time I panicked and he got a lot done
In a not so flattering display of pregnancy panic I sort of freaked out at dinner last night that THE BABY COULD COME EARLY LIKE THE TWINS AND WE WOULD BE TOTALLY SCREWED at which point I derailed what could have probably been a simple conversation into a huge debate about exactly what I needed and how J was suppose to fix it.
Not my best. But in the end I think we might possibly understand where each other was coming from and J went to work on a list I had made of things I needed him to do. I hadn’t intended on him doing so much in one night but he said he had the time right then and if it was causing me stress he’d rather knock it out now. And the kids were willing to tag along on some of his trips down to the garbage room or eat pears and bananas at the table while I cleaned up, so actually an amazing amount of things got done.
That’s really his style anyways: don’t drag it out, just get your butt in gear and get it over with. And so he did and I feel much, much better.
Want to know what he tackled in record time?
- Washed out the recycling bins
- Took all the recycling and garbage out including the large items that had been stored on the balcony
- Swept and scrub brushed the balcony so it is clean and empty for Winter
- Started a load of cloth diapers (this was just a bonus)
- Took the massive amount of recyclable plastic bags we had in our laundry closet down to London Drugs
- Submitted a work order to our building manager to have the lazy susan door and broken track light in the kitchen fixed
- Washed the inside of the living room windows (almost floor to ceiling windows with a toddler-walkable ledge means CRAZY finger prints. all. the. time.
Yep. You see why I feel like suddenly we’re on track. These items come from all different lists from different areas of the house so I won’t bother to go back over all that, I’ll just cross them off when I talk about those areas.
Speaking of, I finished off the coat closet yesterday. J might still take a look at his coats and shoes and toss a few but even if he doesn’t things are well in order. Here’s how it finished up.
The List: The coat closet
Purge the ridiculous amount of empty hangers by half Move J’s larger jacket collection to centre of closet and mine and the kids to the quick-access side Straighten up J’s shoe rack Ask J to look through shoes and jackets and donate any unwanted Purge and reorganize reusable shopping bags Organize hanging organizers of kids’ stuff, our stuff and my shoes Reduce board game collection by half Label empty wine bottle boxes and move to storage room Move all the twins’ jackets from their room closet to coat closet Sweep and mop Decide what we’re doing with old second vacuum Decide if something should be moved to the now empty upper shelfDecided to move extra pillows here for easier access as the extra sheets are in the laundry closet beside it Label hanging organizer compartmentsNot going to bother with this until a good idea pops up