April 24, 2012 SPRING CLEANING DAY WAS SUPER FUN!! Remember last week I told you about my plan to have a garage sale? No? I’ll get you up to speed! Mom usually makes me and Brianna help her clean for a WHOLE weekend once a year, which is all kinds of LAME. So this year I convinced her to let Chloe and Zoey help so we could do it all in one day…and THEN they could sleep over, and the next day we’d sell all the stuff we don’t need anymore at a garage sale. Totally awesome plan, right? I thought so! And I was SO right!! Saturday was actually kind of fun. We all woke up super early and made brownies so we could munch on them throughout the day. Brianna made a HUGE mess of the kitchen. Every time we bring out the bag of flour, Brianna throws handfuls in the air and yells, “Yay! It’s snowing!!” I have no idea how she gets away with that….I leave a wrapper on the kitchen table and my mom FREAKS OUT but Brianna can turn the kitchen into a flippin blizzard and it’s “SO clever and creative!” Anywho, Chloe and Zoey came over around 10:00 and we had a TON of fun cleaning! I’m not being sarcastic or anything. We really had a great time! We blasted some music, and I confess, I turned the broom into my microphone a couple of times. (What else would you expect from a not-so-talented pop star?!?) At one point, Zoey spilled a bucket of soapy water all over the kitchen floor, so we tied old rags to our shoes and skate-cleaned it. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: you kind of skate around the room to clean the floor. If this sounds familiar, it’s because I saw this an old movie called Pippi Longstocking! I have to confess, this was kind of dangerous…I came THIS CLOSE to slipping. (Guess I’m a not-so-graceful skater…which you’ll find out pretty soon!) We finished cleaning everything by 5:00, and we had two big boxes of stuff to sell at the garage sale! I couldn’t believe some of the stuff we found to sell in the living room closet! First there was a ship in a bottle. I wonder what made my Dad buy that. I picture him standing in a store with $10 thinking, “Hmmm I could buy a DVD to watch tonight OR I could stare at this tiny ship and pretend I’m a tiny pirate!” We also found a Thigh Master. I can’t believe my Mom had one of those! It’s like this weird contraption you squeeze between your legs to help tone your inner thighs. I asked my mom about it and she was like, “Oh it was an impulse buy. It was a big deal in the 90s. I thought I’d exercise all the time while watching TV.” I guess they didn’t have Wii sports back then! We also found some other more normal stuff, like hats my Dad doesn’t wear anymore, a bunch of old DVDs, and some of my Mom’s old romance novels. Then after that it was time for the sleepover! At 5:30 my Mom decided to take Brianna out for a special dinner, leaving me, Chloe, and Zoey with my Dad to order pizza. I totally owe my Mom!! First she agreed to let us have the garage sale, then she gave us money for pizza, and then she took Brianna and left. It was flippin awesomesauce! We were kind of tired from all the cleaning, so it was a pretty chill sleepover. After the pizza came, we decided to veg in front of the TV for a while and make a few more posters for the garage sale. Chloe came up with a really clever one that read, “You want our stuff and we want your money!” That pretty much summed it up! Oh man, I have homework to do, and I didn’t even get to tell you about the garage sale yet! To be continued….