My mom is a great person with a loving heart. She is also a "pleaser" especially when it comes to her parents. My grandmother is a person who thrives on stress and is the one who put not only the 'Y" in "tidy" but also the "T", "I", and the "D."
I remember visiting her house when I was little. The sinks lacked water marks, everything was in "its" place, and there were always vacuum marks on the carpet. That said, my grandmother is great at what she did/does. She was the wife of a career Navy officer. During that period of military/Navy history, the wife was just as important to a career as was the husband's performance. The wife kept the house but also entertained and played politics. My grandfather commanded his sub while my grandmother ran the base.
My mom is a neat freak as well. She says that her biggest regret in life is that she was more concerned about the cleanliness of her house than spending time with her kids. Every weekend, we would clean house. That was the standard routine. We didn't have a large house, but given that we lived with a neat freak, the house was never quite clean enough.
My dad jokes around about it. He puts down a cup of coffee to go and get something in another room and... he returns to find the cup cleaned and in the dishwasher.
My mom has relaxed a lot. But, when my grandparents are coming to visit - watch out!
My grandparents are coming to visit my house today.
My mom decided to help me out and "clean" while I was at work. (of course, this also gives her the opportunity to snoop but... that is another story)
I can tell you that my house has never been as clean as it is this morning. She and the Diva truly have done a great job.
And here we have this morning's conversation.
Exception - The Diva's ID is in the green bag. I would get it for you but I don't know where it is. (Diva is going with them to pick up my grandparents. I am sending her identification with her just in case)
Exceptional Mom - Okay
EX - Do you know where it is?
EX M - No, I didn't touch it.
EX - I can tell you where it was. It was right here on the bench.
My dad was laughing.
My mom touched everything in the house - everything. She moved everything in the house, and if something was missed, it was purely an accident. Adhere she is telling me that she didn't touch the bag.
Yep, that's my mom.