For the past week, my boy has been hacking and sneezing and blowing his nose at night. It's not so bad during the day, which made me think that perhaps his room was causing his troubles.
ZBoy is 10 next week. And like all 10-year old boys, he has a serious aversion to picking things up and putting them away.
I don't go into his room to clean if there's stuff all over the floor. I can't vaccuum in there and I am not going to be his maid. If he can't pick it up, I won't clean.
I went into his room this morning. It was relatively picked up (though there was danger of an avalanche when closet doors were opened. It was also literally covered in hair, cedar shavings, dust and general ick. I guess the cats have been sleeping on the bed because the sheets were pretty hairy too.
So I pulled everything out of the closets, Goodwill'd about half of it, organized the rest into boxes. Stripped the bed and washed everything. Cleaned the ceiling fan, cleaned inside the closets (wow - dusty!!!) and vaccuumed the hell out of everything.
It took 12 hours.
I'm a little sore now. Carrying all that stuff downstairs and out of the house will wear on you a little. And I'm really tired. And my nose is a bit hurty.
ZBoy just thanked me for the 10th time.
I'm going to take some Aleve and go to bed.
UPDATE: He went to bed, made NO noise and slept until nearly 9am very heavily. I don't think he's been getting enough good sleep with all that stuff in his air. I hope we see a little improvement in his attitude now that he can sleep!