Its been one of THOSE days.

I went to bed with a headache/migraine last night, hoping to sleep it off.

Slept like crap.

So did Porter… he woke up at 5:30, 6:30 and never went back to bed.  I finally got him out of bed at 7:30.

I woke up numerous times during the night, still with a headache.

Late getting out of the house this morning.

House was trashed… I made the comment to Porter “I’ll have to clean up when I get home”

Almost forgot to put the roast in the crock pot.

Left the dogs outside.

Late for work.

I get a call from the realtor (while I’m at work, mind you)…. “We want to show your house at 10am today”

“WHAATTTT? My house is a PIT, I kid you not, a PIT… it looks like a tornado blew through.  I just started back to work and am trying to readjust to getting out of the house in a timely fashion with an 18 month old hanging on my leg.”

Real Estate Co:  “Well, I think they might be out of town, but I can see if they can do another time”

Me: “PLEASE!  If I could just come home and clean, they can come anytime tonight after 4”

I get a call back…

REC: “They’re from out of town, and I explained your house…uhm…situation…. and they said they honestly don’t mind.”

Me:  ” OH MY WORD OH MY WORD OH MY WORD I can’t believe I’m going to tell you ok… show it.  OH MY WORD I’m so embarrassed!!”

So, I came home, haven’t heard anything (I’m expecting our realtor will be asking what the hell was up with your house!!), and I of course had to take pictures for you guys.

As they walk in… the glamorous

us entry way, littered with spare diapers, extra change of clothes and plastic zebra.
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Turn to the Master and check out the wife’s wardrobe littering every inch of the room… note the unmade bed, mismatched sheets and super mama bras on the bed…
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Back out to the living room… toys and shoes litter the floor.  Laptop is leaned up against the chair to “cool off”.  Poor Tad the Leapfrog is just chillin’ out waiting for… someone to pick him the frick up.
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The playroom is, well…. played in.
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The kitchen… OH MY HEAVENS THE KITCHEN!!! It needs all the help it can get in the first place… let alone I leave it looking like this:

Smelly crock pot of roast and french onion soup on the counter (which probably saved us and masked the dog smell HAHAH!), sink full of clean AND dirty dishes, Porter’s cereal bowl on the counter… with soggy cereal in it.  Ry left the toaster out this morning.  Ledge above sink littered with random toys and cups.  UGH!
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Kitchen table and cupboard… aka “Catch All”.
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Note the half opened cabinet door…. yes, it was left that way.  I took out the crock pot in a HURRY. Porter’s book that needs to be fixed, a pair of too small tennis shoes.  On the floor, you’ll notice my camera bag and some random article of clothing… what IS that?
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And the basement… I wouldn’t dare show you the stairs with dog hair clumps, or the laundry area which is disgusting.  But… walk into my office… aka “The Pit”… junk in PILES… everywhere!

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You can’t even see the top of my desk!!
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Well, I did just get a call from our Realtor.  They looked at 12 houses, and ours is in the running (Go fricken figure!!).   The wife is pregnant so they’re looking to buy soon.  I explained how disgusting our house was and she says “Well, they didn’t say it was that bad, in their own words they said it looked “lived in”.”  (PFFFTTT!! HAHAH!)

Lived in is an understatement. How about lived in, torn up, thrown around and roughed up?  HAHA!

So, there you have it.  My disgusting house.

  1. Of course someone wants to look at it when it’s a mess, isn’t that some rule or something? LOL! It’s really not that bad, Nicole…It looks like a toddler lives there, and you’re busy people. Nothin’ wrong with that!

  2. Don’t worry…people understand. My house is clean & spotless on Sunday night, but it’s a disaster by the time Friday rolls around. I think most people our age can sympathize. We’re all busy with kids, work, laundry and just plain trying to keep our heads above water. LOL! Do you guys have another house picked out incase they decide to buy yours?

  3. Hey mine looks like that 6/7 days!! I’m sure it has been tough for you with going back to school this week and lots of adjustments to deal with. Nevermind that you just started running as well and beat up from it! The good news is you are still in the running!!

  4. i’m sorry nicole, this post really had me laughing! love your room to room detail. i think we all have these days where our homes look like a total pit…especially with kids! it just figures that those are the days when someone is coming over!

    good to hear you are in the running with the buyers! good luck.

  5. Everyone’s right. There’s nothing wrong with a ‘lived in’ look. If the woman looking at it were actually to believe her home will be totally perfect all the time after that baby’s born…she wouldn’t be very realistic. Now that my kids are older, it’s easier for me to keep things in order. But before that, when they were all younger, no way. Good luck!!

  6. Um… that looks like a normal day in my house. As you well know. It’s really not that bad. And hey, they still liked it enough!! Good luck with that. I think. Depending on what you are planning on doing.

    Did that distract the headache away?
    Chin up- you’re halfway to the weekend!

  7. I hope your gone! I can totally relate to that! I agree that your house just looks like a toddler lives there. You made me laugh, though, with your detailed description – I actually choked on a bite of pie!! Good luck!!

  8. Oh man… well they got a taste of their lives to come if she is pregnant – once the baby comes no time to clean up (at least not at my house)… I hope it goes well… I enjoyed the commentary on each room! 🙂

  9. I have to agree…You probably gave them a glimpse into the future of their own reality! Check!
    Hope your ‘helgraine’ is better:) Mine have been absolutely all over the place lately!

  10. I agree with Jessica! I would think your house was disgusting if there was poop on the walls and mud all over the floor… and if your house smelled like a foot. LOL. My house looks like this 90% of the time since Jason and I both work now, even when Tiegan is only home during the evenings! I feel your pain, though, I am constantly apologizing to people for my messy place and I feel embarrassed when people have to see it this way, because it’s sooooo not who I am!

  11. My house smells like dog too! It’s full of dog hair 98% of the time as well. I don’t know what I’d do if I had to keep it clean for showings! In my mind, it’s no biggie, but I’ve never bought a “used” house before. The models have always been immaculate. Good luck, I hope you get a bite! Seems like a perfect place for a young family!

  12. Most be the weather Peyton and I both have headaches too. Nicole, I wish my house was as clean as yours! Just one more reason for me to be jealous of you *sigh*

  13. Um, that looks good compared to our dirty days! :O) Try it with 4 kids and way too much room to spread all sorts of crap out everywhere……my sink looks almost identical to yours—lol—-but everyday! I HATE HATE HATE dishes! :O)

    I hope they buy it—good luck!!! Where you gonna go if is does sell?

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