I’m falling out of love a little with the term ‘Stay at Home Mum’…mainly because I don’t just stay at home. But anyway, for all intense and purposes, I am currently choosing to opt out of work to spend a bit of time with the kids, before they get all grown up on me, at home.
So, currently living the dream of an ‘often at home Mum’ I have to fess up that I am developing a bit of an obsession with hoovering. Now vacuuming has gone all cordless on us, I just can’t stop myself.
Not helped by a fairly recent ‘Aldi Specials’ bargain purchase of a Dyson hand held I had been lusting after for quite some time (damn we could have waited a little longer and snagged the cordless upright…). You see, now I can hoover everywhere, anywhere, and like a Charlies frickin Angel.
Yes, my hoover goes where it probably shouldn’t. Here’s a selection of the places that get the Dyson treatment, other than ‘the floor’.
- Shoes. Sad times, when you get out your heels from the bottom of the wardrobe and they are so covered in whispy dust they need a quick once over. As Nat and I discussed following this post…’The lost property store of parenting‘.
- The toddler. She loves it, honest. It’s just a little tickle really. And those cake crumbs…they get EVERYWHERE don’t they? In fact, as soon as they see the handheld, the girls start giggling and running away in a ‘come and get us’ fashion.
- The toaster. No more breadcrumbs all over the worktop around the toaster…or even trying to empty those fiddly little crumb trays. Simple pleasures in life, simple pleasures.
- The Tumble Drier. Spurred on by the fact we have one of those self igniting brands seen in the news lately, I love giving the filter compartment the Dyson treatment. Defuzzing the tumble drier, strangely satisfying.
- The kitchen. The Toy kitchen, that is. They get pretty manky, those static plastic toys cluttering up the house. I have questioned my state of mind whilst vacuuming inside the toy sink, but I’ll tell you what, it comes up a treat with the brushy bit.
Must. Get. Out. More.
This post is not sponsored by Dyson, but probably should be. I flippin love a Dyson, and have a massive amount of respect for their products and customer service. High five.