Being a stay at home mom, is not velour track suits, wine served at noon and housekeeper coming at 2pm to clean up each day's mess. I usually "schedule" our week so that 3 days we leave the house (errands, play dates ect) and 2 days we stay home. During at least one of those "at home" days, I make my list of the things to do.
- 7 loads of laundry
- 3 days worth of dishes (no dishwasher in this house)
- Put away my piles of junk randomly around the house
- Cook dinner
- Bathe P
- Vacume rug
- Sweep & mop the floors
- Empty trash
I am sad and ashamed to report, that on most days, I am lucky if I get one of these accomplished. Andy comes home and my hair isn't brushed, P's waffle is crumbled all in the carpet, dishes from the day (or two) are piled up, and the clothes are still sitting in the laundry. I am ashamed. I feel like I am failing at the whole "I stay home and therefor should have a beautiful, kept up house."
I have had enough. I am going to get off my computer and start with small goals. This week, my goal is going to have me make our bed each morning when I get up (since I am the last one to leave it). Growing up I had to make my bed every morning, but college and living with a man has taken that away. So laugh and judge away, my goal for the week is to make my bed everyday. Maybe next week I will shoot for the stars and try and wash my hair every day? Nah, I take it back.
What do you do to help keep your house up and your life organized?