Sweeping Water Uphill

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 :).

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Sweeping Water Uphill — 3 Comments

  1. Well said Tash! I’ve always said that people who say a Stay At Home Mom doesn’t work, have NO idea how much harder they work than proffessionals!

  2. Clean homes do not make memories…….YOU make the memories! And I think everything you do with your kids is AWESOME!!!!! I love YOU!

  3. I agree, it is the hardest job in the world, yet, like you said, THE MOST REWARDING. I would not trade ANY kind of job for staying home with my little ones. It is about the little things they say and do when you least expect it 🙂 And you would definitely miss out on it if they were in day care all day while you worked.
    It can be hard at times, especially with 4 of them, BUT you are doing an extremely wonderful job! Keep these funny posts coming 🙂