There are days like today that I just want to give up and give in!
I woke up exhausted but still manage to peel myself out of bed. Just barely. I flopped my way down the stairs to find a decent-for-us, but still messy space. A guest was scheduled to arrive in T-minus a few hours, so I figured I best do something to make it appear a little less trashed. It’s amazing what piling junk in a hidden corner can do for a place! I hurriedly vacuumed, fed the kids, got all the dirty dishes at least TO the sink, and was SPENT! Where has all my energy gone? Apparently it high-tailed it out of here and has yet to return. After an hour into my wholehearted, shoddy work, it looked presentable. Well, at least this little section where my young boys eat breakfast & lunch.
Wait! What the??? Oh.my.gosh…. Or so I THOUGHT!
Upon closer look this was my shocking discovery:
What in the HECK is on the wall??
And what is all THIS on the chairs and floor???
And then THIS on the gate/cabinet???
Now don’t get me wrong. If this was an isolated event, it’d be no biggie. But things like this happen ALL the time in our home! It’s a twisted little joke that waits to reveal itself the minute I think I’ve made progress in my cleaning. One down, another 20 pop up!
If you are judging me right now my guess is that you either haven’t had 2 young boys close in age – OR – you’ve always wanted to be a house keeper and clean for fun! Those seem to be the only 2 sane options! HA!
I can never seem to get it together. My house is NEVER spotless. EVER. Even when it looks clean, It’s NOT!!! (And yes, sometimes I prefer to crop that out in pictures).
Please TELL ME I’M NOT ALONE!!!
I know that I’m supposed to enjoy this time with my children, and I DO! I REALLY, do. But For a Type A control freak this is a very difficult challenge to accept! Inevitable and unexpected messes, that is. There is NO TELLING what I will find, or where! I do NOT like cleaning. Organizing, yes! Cleaning? I give that a BIG.FAT.NO. And unless I do it incessantly, well, a mess it will be.
A big stress ball is what I am. But just as a mother forgets child birth and happily tries for another, at the end of the day all it takes is THIS from my little(s) – and I’m ready to tackle another day:
I am truly blessed beyond measure and have endless things to be thankful for! It’s all about perspective and keeping my mind on the right focus…
Now to play these quotes on repeat…