We are getting a Roomba! I know. What has happened to me that I'm excited about a domestic tool? I don't know, but that will be another post.
Woot had these new Roombas for $129 instead of the usual $279. So, after reading a bunch of reviews, we purchased one and are anxiously awaiting it. I vacuum, sweep or both at least twice a day. Yes, you read that correctly. I can hear some of you now, "she's gotta be a clean freak". My mother will attest that no, I am not. I'm clean and fairly neat but on the odd couple spectrum, I'm a little closer to Oscar than Felix according to my mother. But, my mother would make Felix look sloppy.
Back to the vacuum/broom habit. I'm not that crazy about cleanliness. I'd rather spend time doing fun things; especially with the weather being so beautiful right now. I have three reasons why I need a robot to keep my floors clean. Let me introduce them to you.
My first born. He's a dog, really. But I think he thinks he's a cat. In what way, you may ask? In, out, in, out, in, out. That's our routine. Sometimes he goes out to chase squirrels, sometimes to work on his tan and he goes out whenever the kids do.
How do you not love this face? This was last night. We had to hose him off-seriously we did- then eat outside then haul him straight to the tub. He had dirt in his ears--his ears. He did have help getting like this from my third reason...
My eldest child. He came in like this after being outside for 5 minutes. 5 minutes. And he's happy about it. Because, as he says, "dirt is my best friend mommy".
But, he's got the shirt for it, too. His favorite shirt. He asks for it nearly every day.
My 3 reasons for having an automated cleaning device. True, it may take over the world some day as it gets tired of having to clean up after us, but that's a chance I'm willing to take.