When I was a kid I always loved getting new things. Toys and treats were the best, clothes were pretty good - you get the idea. Sometimes it amazes me what I get excited about as an adult. We got our tax return and what did we use it for? We went out and bought a new vacuum and a carpet cleaner and Bob and I have both been giddy with excitement all weekend! (Maddie too)
We have been using a carpet cleaning service for the last several years but recently we came to the conclusion that instead of cleaning our carpet they were simply spreading the accumulating dirt around in a nice even color so you didn't really realize it was still dirty. We busted out the new carpet cleaner on Saturday and attacked the dining room and if the disgustingly dirty water we kept dumping out was any indication we were right about the service we were getting.
The best part of having a new vacuum is all of a sudden everyone is volunteering to vacuum for me! Maddie has decided that since she is now 9 she needs a new chore and that chore will be vacuuming! Jeni and Nathan have also taken turns pushing it around today. I should let them try it when it's turned on and see what they think. Hmmm...I wonder how long this will last? Hopefully for a long time!