So today we're going to talk about how to keep your home ready for unexpected company.
First thing in the morning you need to lock the children in their rooms. Insert food through slots in doors. Make sure you have a little potty seat in there for those times that they just have to go. Voila. Company ready home.
Seriously people, I clicked on a link on pinterest to a blog post titled how to keep your home company ready without the stress and well, we don't get unexpected company often but when we do you know it's at the worst possible moment. So I'm ready for this stress free company ready plan. I click on over there and begin to read. The pictures look like they're from a magazine. And ya know, that's great, I love beautiful magazine ready homes as much as the next person but the only magazine my home would ever consider being in is something along the lines of "toddlers live here today!"
So I continue on, hoping that even though I am super skeptical THIS will finally be that one thing I've been missing all these years.
Guess what people?? Her secret? She has NO toddlers. In fact all of her kids are my oldest sons age and older. Of course she can engage them to tidy the house and keep her own stress lower. When my kids are those ages I should be able to as well.
I felt lied to people!! There is no stress free way to keep your home company ready when you have young children. Especially when you have young children AND you homeschool. It's a deadly combination to the company ready concept. If I have three days notice I can have my home in okish shape for visitors. If you stop by unexpectedly then you get what you get.
My key is only making friends with other moms. Other moms have been there. Other moms don't care what your house looks like. At least I hope this is the case. Of course other moms are also not terribly likely to drop by unexpectedly because they are busy being moms. See? Now THAT is the key. And hey it's no stress too!