Here I was thinking the kids would return to school and instantly my house would become the organised paradise that it used to be…
One of you guys could have warned me I was dreaming….
The monsters went back to school last week and they also resumed their afterschool activities too. I was totally not prepared for how organised I would have to be.
Yes, I had lunch food prepared and ready.
Yes, I had uniforms clean and ready.
Yes, we even managed to do readers each night.
But it seems I couldn’t keep up with the most mundane tasks that keep this house functioning well.
The dishes were piling up. The floors (where visible) were grotty and in need of a good vacuum. Paperwork seemed to line every flat surface and we began to drown in dirty washing.
Around 5pm each night I became aware that I had forgotten to organise something for dinner and it then became a mad dash to get something simple prepared and stuffed into the kids whinging faces.
I felt drained, stressed, depressed and at a loss as to how I was ever going to catch up again.
So I’ve been thinking about some of my own advice….
I have to get back into my housework routine.
But to start that, I need to make some kind of dint in the mess that already exists.
So today I am going to apply myself to the living areas of our home.
I’m not expecting a miracle, just a general tidy up and chuck out of junk.
Please tell me I am not alone on this one?
Anyone else suffering the same situation….. Overwhelmed and exhausted at the whole house scenario?
Break it down with me as we do one area at a time.