Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Day in Seguin with the Parents

Yesterday, I volunteered to go and help my parents clean house. Why they can't do it themselves? Well, they are OLD! They live in an apartment complex that has annual inspections. Checking the appliances, walls, floors, carpets and ect...

Well with dad being old and clumsy and all the grand kids being there quite often, things get spilled. Dad's wheelchair leaks grease or oil and of course the weather causes dirty carpets too.

We went through things, fixed things and threw away a lot. Then we went about doing the carpets, by hand! There I was down on my hands and knees scrubbing the carpet. OMGoodness, my knees!! Thankfully my sisters helped out as much as they could.

At one point or another I had to help get Mom or Dad off the floor. Dad grunted and groaned. Mom was stuck good and it sounded like all her bones creaked and cracked in trying to get up.

We were all an awful sight!

In going to help out I got to finally get to see the latest addition to our family.


His brother, Randall.

His twin sisters, Maryanne and Madeline.

I am soo tired and managed to hurt myself many times! I think I might have to lay off on my yard work, at least till my knees and my ankle heal!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yay for helping your parents, I am sure it was really appreciated... and those kids are just the cutest :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

So sweet to help out the folks. Cleaning is hard work!

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

That is so good of you to help your parents, but I always figured you as a giving person. Those kids are adorable. I have scrubbed a huge carpet on my hands and knees and I was like you. OUCH, Ouch

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

You're a good daughter. And what a handsome group of children!

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

What a cutie. I hate annual inspections. I always feel like I'm being judged, even though I know they are checking for things that need to be repaired, not grading my housekeeping skills.

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

The joy that small children bring to our lives, I enjoyed the pictures and reading of you helping your parents, my wife Cindy and I moved across country to help her parents about a year and a half ago, it's a full time job enjoying our parents and helping them maintain their dignity we feel it in the aches and pains we get from the process, God Bless you for being there for them.

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

Ouch your knees!!! That Nathan is gorgeous! Randall and the girls are adorable as well. What a good looking bunch! I just want to hold that baby! :-)

Nice thing you did to help your parents. I had to do that for my diabetic amputee Uncle Bub when he lived in a handicap apartment. He was half blind so it was a REAL mess but I loved him and was happy to see him. He is gone now and I miss him horribly. I bet there are upright cleaning things you can do and assign someone else the hands and knees job. Lol!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

E.D...Yeah mom called me for two days, thanking me over and over again.

Suzicate...Yes it is, I wish I had had enough brain power to have gotten before and after pics.

Lucy...Aww thanks. I wanted to rent a cleaner, but with my money and their money we still didn't have enough.

Grace...Thanks! That was just half of them, the other three were in school.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Jen...Mom was the same way, so worried about the house being PERFECT! I tried to convince her otherwise (hoping to get home earlier), but she is set in her ways.

Jimmy...Thanks for being a new follower! I'm hoping I don't have to move to take care of them, but I will probably have to have mom move in with us. It is great that yall did that!

Angelia...I took days for them knees to stop being tender! Nathan is such a peaceful baby. I never heard him throw a fit or anything, just the happiest baby.
I couldn't get anyone else to do it alone. We were ALL doing the carpets at the same time.