Where to find the time?
I am not a fan of cleaning. I am a fan of a clean house, but I am just not thrilled about what is required to get there. The main problem is maintaining it; cleaning is NEVER done! I think that is what bothers me the most. I will clean and clean and be so proud at my sparkly, shiny kitchen and what seems like two seconds later, messy again! I know a family of five is going to make a mess, but a day or two of a clean house would be nice. I would also say the majority of the five people who live here aren’t as concerned with cleanliness as I am.
So last weekend our house was clean. Every room! I was all excited, it will be so easy to keep the house clean during our busy week, now that we are starting with a clean slate. Well . . . here I sit at a dining room table that needs to be cleaned off, dishes in the sink, and laundry that needs to be done.
I guess I just need to learn to let it go. The house will probably not be perfect while the kids are young. (Maybe not even after that.) There are more important things in life than a perfect house. But I do need to go do laundry, because clean underwear is pretty important.