Oy. So we're leaving Monday. Was supposed to be Sunday, but an appointment I had Friday went way too long, and set me back a bit. So, son needs to mow the yard. This is VERY difficult to do when it keeps raining. I guess he'll have to do it in the heat tomorrow. At least he did get up on the roof the other day and used the "oversized hair dryer" to blow off the leaves, twigs and moss. DD1 and DD2 NEED to get their room cleaned. This is a constant battle for us and nothing short of me doing it with them (I clean and they play in the areas I've cleaned) works to get them motivated. WELL they have been "trying" to do it in increments with some crazy method of bagging EVERYTHING and then sorting. I told them I did not approve of this method and thought it would take longer, and sure enough they don't even have the whole room bagged up yet. UHG! ANYWAY (here's where it gets AWESOME) we have laundry piled up like crazy, and I kept saying, "Oh, shoot, I gotta get to the laundry too!" It's not a hint thing, but I remind myself out loud so I don't forget - kids are used to it. I still forget, but now kids remind me of stuff I said out loud. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DD1 WITHOUT being asked, started doing load after load after load! There's just one load in the wash and dryer each, and now she started HANGING ALL the clothes! Oh Yeah! if she keeps this up, I'll have NO problem cleaning her room - I DETEST hanging the laundry.