It's 6:20 on a Thursday night.
I have cleaned the top of my desk. It's BROWN!
We have finished dinner.
We have conducted a "Ten-Minute Tidy" that took care of the worst of the mess in the family room, and all of the mess in the living room and dining room.
I have vacuumed the living room and dining room. (Little Brother has been eating Rice Krispies this week. I've been wondering why he bothers with a bowl. Why not eliminate the middleman and just pour them directly onto the carpet?)
The Big Kids have taken out the trash, as it is Trash Night.
Now I can revel in my clean, orderly house....for as long as it lasts (probably about three minutes).
I have a great need for order. Entropy is the enemy. Yet with children around, entropy is reality!