Almost showtime, or, what to do with children while selling a house...
The realtor is coming in the morning and I have to get the house ready for its one big photo op.

We've already turned the toy box into an armoire (which is easier than it sounds since it was an armoire to begin with). We packed up the clothes from two dressers, put the dressers in the playroom, filled the drawers with toys and put the rest of the toys in the attic. A little furniture rearranging...and a little that will be moved just before picture time and then put right back.


We still have the front room and kitchen to work on.

Then comes the real work: Keeping this house close enough to clean that it is ready to show at a moment's notice.

With five children. Maybe I was too nice in leaving them each a drawer of clothes and a drawer of toys. If I left them with nothing, there would be nothing to make a mess with, right?