If your house is like mine, then it’s always a mess. There is not one moment when my whole house is clean all at one time. Not one.
I feel like I have to pick a section of the house to be clean for a certain amount of time throughout the day, because I if my kitchen just got cleaned, I can walk into the living room and it’ll look like a bomb went off while trying not to step on legos:
“Okay, my boys will be in the living room for morning cartoons, so maybe the kitchen will stay clean for an hour. IF I clean it.”
“Okay, the boys are about to take a nap. So if I clean up the living room and vacuum before they take a nap, maybe the living room will stay clean for at least twenty minutes while they’re napping.” (that’s assuming that they’re both going to take a nap… at the same time).
“Maybe I should just watch that show I recorded last night while they’re napping and clean while they’re playing with their daddy later so I can get that “me time” in…. HAHAHA! Yeah, like that’s going to happen. What was I thinking?”
I know that I do! There’s always, always a mess to clean up SOMEWHERE. If it’s not in the bathroom (all over the toilet, in the toilet, overflowing out of the toilet to the floor, and smeared on the walls), then it’s in the carpet or stuck to the hardwood floor with that juice your toddler had fun spitting out of his mouth pretending to be a zebra (off of the movie Madagascar). Who knew a zebra would be such a bad influence??
If you enjoy cleaning up and organizing, GOOD FOR YOU! Come to my house, I need you!
If you get overwhelmed by disorganization and chaos, STAY AWAY! YOU WILL DIE here.
There are people out there that are able to do these things and keep their house immaculate. I applaud you! But that doesn’t apply to my house. We’re a happy, messy, Jesus loving, video game playing, lazy weekend, popcorn kernels in our couch, dog hair in our clothes, type family.
At least we’re happy and love Jesus, right??
Lastly, I do enjoy having a neat house (whenever possible) , but if I’m going to choose my battles wisely… The battle of a clean house or the battle of a happy family with dirty carpet…?
Between my husband, my two boys, my two dogs, my work, and the neverending to do list… I do get overwhelmed sometimes. So be sure to tune in next week to read about ways to vent when becoming overwhelmed. I’d love to share with you my favorites.
I like saying my prayers with a side of dark chocolate and Dr. Pepper. Oh the joys of motherhood!
As always, thank you for reading a piece of my heart!
May God bless you and all that you endeavor!
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