my house is typically pretty clean. afterall we have ceramic floors and a baby who crawls. i swear i sweep about 5 times a day, and mop almost as much. calculate the number of students in and out of the house on any given day, multiplied by the "dirt" road we live on, add in the fact that there are no screens on the windows and curtains only on some... and finally, the big acre-upon-acre farm next door, you can imagine the dust and grossness that comes in.
but like i said, it's typically clean. we try to maintain the clutter to the desk, samil's toys in his room (except the ones he's playing with) and all of our papers at least in folders.
so why is it that when someone is coming to visit, i feel like a maniac and get the urge to scrub my house? i have visitors everyday. at least 15 of them. and it doesn't bother me if there's some dust, a little dirt, maybe dirty dishes in the sink...
but forget about it if someone important. like today, the owner of the school i currently work at is coming to see what my plans are for next year.
i think that the mania comes from her being my boss. and needing to make the impression that i've got everything together. seriously. that not only am i good teacher, a professional... but i've got it together at home, too. my kid is clean with sparkling clothes and my house is beautiful.
it's weird. i can't really explain it... especially in this situation because i don't even know if i'm going to continue to work with this woman.
but, either way, off i go to scrub and polish.