Friday, April 13, 2007

My Incredible Sister

Have I mentioned recently what an incredible sister I have? DH has been having MAJOR problems with the middle school show he is directing. When he came home so frustrated on Monday, DS and I offered to help, me going to the rehearsal and DS watching the kids. While I taught Hebrew School, DH brought the kids to DS' house after he gave them dinner. DS took care of giving them baths (my three plus her two), getting them all changed and ready for bed. When her husband came home, she drove my three back to my house and put them to bed.

That would be incredible unto itself, but here's where the REALLY incredible part took place. I have mentioned before that my sister does not really understand the meaning of "down time" - if I ever complain about that again, please remind me of this post! On Tuesday night, she cleaned my kitchen: scrubbed the floor, the stove top, the counters, the sink - it sparkled! On Wednesday, she cleaned the bathroom. The bathroom, people! She scrubbed the sink, the toilet, the tub and shower - it's cleaner than it's been in a long time.

I don't know how she does it, but I'm not at all complaining. I guess some people would have felt embarrassed or insulted. Me, I just felt incredible gratitude. Thank you, DS!!!


Mommy Brain said...

Reading this post I'm a little jealous. The last (and only) time my sister watched my kids she managed to lock herself out of the house, couldn't figure out how to get in touch with me, had to call the cops and a lock smith.

M-j said...

She is soooo amazing.
But yes, she needs downtime. Unless she is like me and is supermom and basically never needs to sleep. Ever.

Jess is awesome!

Trace said...

WOW!!! What a nice sister!!

Kaber said...

I need a sister to clean my house. sometimes I get perfectionist and sometimes I stop all together (rebelious perfectionist). I am on a rebellious streak right now.

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