Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Why clean?

We seem to be assisting several colonies of ants in survival. It seems every time I turn around I need to put another ant bait somewhere. We live in a 20 year old home so it is not exactly air and bug tight. Between our dog and the Triplets I sometimes vacillate between being a clean freak and saying oh well, I will just clean that after the next meal.

Part of what I am up against is a dog that likes to play with his food. He takes pieces into other rooms of the house them throws them in the air to try and catch them. He is a VERY good only dog:) The other and more challenging obstacle(s) is (are) the Triplets. They LOVE Cheerios, Goldfish, and other crumbly snacks. So I find them everywhere! It is almost like they hide them from me. Not to mention the VERY annoying gravity storms they have where they fall down for no reason or the cup/bag leaps from their hands "on its own." We had this happen at Church Sunday with a bag of Cheerios. It turned out to be a good thing as Jackson was occupied for the next 10 minutes cleaning them up:)

Add to all this keeping the Toddlers clean.... Yes, those specks on her neck are from blueberry pancakes. She even had it IN her ears and on her legs. COME ON! Are you kidding me?




Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
Edgard Varese (1883 - 1965)

Al

1 comment:

tripsdad said...

I feel your pain, we recently had a bout with ants in our house. After some research, G found that using Orange Clean and/or blue Dawn dishwasing soap around the house will keep the ants from coming back. Something about making them unable to detect their trail. We also have to annually put down an ant barrier around the house. This year I opted to lay down insect killer throughout the yard. Unfortunately it chased the ants into the house. Lesson learned.

There are a lot of kid/pet-safe options out there. Check out your local hardware store. Someone there should be able to help you.

Good Luck,
Kevin