That is truly what it is like to clean in the presence of my children. It is amazing how quickly the four of them can demolish a relatively clean area. Now, I’m not saying that I am anywhere near a good housekeeper…this has never been my strong suit (Mom, feel free to comment LOL)…but DANG! I had just cleaned the table and swept the floor so they could do homework…it is partially my fault with the popcorn, I could’ve said “no”…but is the sticky drink on the table really necessary???
Darling Husband actually asked me if I thought that when we are old, and they have all moved out, would they still come by to make random messes…my guess is probably so :). How boring it will be without all of the messes to clean up. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel…Emma is old enough for PreK…I may have significant time with an empty nest 5 days a week very soon…what will I do??? I could clean…and it might just stay clean…until around 2:30, that is.
So, my “do a load of laundry a day to keep the mountain away” is pretty effective, but just like any of the constants (things that are never done in this house…laundry, dishes, & sweeping) if I slack for even a day (or 5 minutes with sweeping), I feel like I pay for it three-fold. Mommies don’t get to take a day off.
Please don’t misunderstand…I treasure the time with my kids, am grateful every second of every, single day that I am fortunate enough to stay home with them…but never, not for one second, think that a woman that stays home to raise her children doesn’t work. It is the hardest, yet most rewarding job I have ever had the pleasure of doing. Yes, there are days I want to pull every strand of my hair out…but those tiny little moments that I will remember forever…they are awesome.
Today’s secret revealed…I think I should add ‘table cleaning’ to the list of things that are never done! Em does ‘help’ with that, though :).