The kids came home from a playdate this afternoon and as soon as they walked in the front door, the 10-year-old started discussing the messy condition of our home.

“I think I know how the “X” family keeps their house so clean,” he said, in a tone that suggested he had just solved a great mystery.

“We were playing downstairs, and I happened to look up the stairs for a moment,” he continued.

For a second, I thought for sure he was going to reveal our friends had hired a cleaning service. Could it be?

“I noticed that Mrs. X was moving around upstairs, and she seemed to be… you know…” he said, “cleaning up.”

A-HA! By golly, that’s it!

The secret has been revealed! Now, I understand! So, it seems that the way OTHER people keep their houses clean is that the MOM actually spends her spare time CLEANING!

If only I had thought of this sooner!

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