Thursday, January 29, 2009

Flight of the Bumblebee

My kids with Grandpa & Grandma Jones

Have you ever heard Jeff Foxworthy talk about "doing the flight of the bumblebee"? That where , say, somebody you haven't seen in a while calls and says "I'm in the area and want to visit, see you in 5 minutes." Then you do the flight of the this I mean cleaning up so fast that if there were music, that would be the tune. You are shoving stuff in closets and in rooms, closing doors and hoping they don't want a tour of your home. Ever been there? :)

Well, tonight was a flight of the bumblebee night for us. Not as bad as shoving stuff in closets but still as frantic feeling...for me at least. Blaine's parents called at 8:00 pm and said they were in town to see Blaine's sister's new baby (they are adopting a little girl who was born last week...another story in itself) and so anyway, his parents wanted to come visit after they stopped at the hospital to see the baby. Blaine is at work and I'm always uptight whenever anyone comes over and the house is messy. Luckily, earlier in the evening I'd gotten a burst of energy and picked up and vacuumed. So, just do the dishes and get kids in pj's. It wasn't too bad and the house doesn't even smell that "wet" smell it did yesterday...see yesterday's post.

My kids absolutely love both sets of grandparents and were very happy to see Grandma and Grandpa Jones. I'm glad they stopped by and also glad that I'd felt like cleaning a little earlier tonight so I wouldn't have to do "The Flight of the Bumblebee".


Beckie said...

Sounds like a great time! I love it when people come to visit!

Hailey Jones said...

I am totally the same way! I can't speak for you but I do not like last minute visitors (unless my house is clean) which I try to keep it that way every day, but it's always on "those" days that people drop by to see us it seems like. I haven't seen Cloy and Evelyn for forever, they look good! That's way exciting over Grant and Erica too! Give them our Congrats!