Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Works for me Wednesday!!


Today's edition of "Works for Me Wednesday", hosted over at Rocks in my Dryer, is a themed edition... you are supposed to share what DOESN'T work for you!

I've spent a few days thinking on this one, and the main thing that doesn't work for me is being a stress-case about having a perfectly clean house all the time.  I've tried it, and it did nothing but make me angry at my entire family all the time. It made my family frustrated at me for griping at them all the time!  I've come to the realization that my house can be clean and neat ANY TIME, but my child will only learn to walk once, and they will only want to play Candy Land with me for a brief moment in time.  They will soon begin to stay in their rooms all the time and roll their eyes when I try to talk to them.  I've realized that my job right now is to raise my children... if I have a few moments to tidy up, that's just icing on the cake.  Don't get me wrong... I don't want to live like a pig, and we don't, but occasionally it's ok for us to have a mess.  I'm busy growing kids... that mess will be there later!

3 comments:

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Amy said...

Great post!! I need to come read it everyday at 7:47 A.M. This is a great way to start my day!! Maybe you could just put a link to it on your sidebar!!LOL!!

Thanks for reminding me what is REALLY important!

Gettysburg Mom said...

I feel the same way! I could spend all day picking up what the kids have scattered to the four winds, and they would promptly undue it all. Our friends and neighbors who come to visit understand we have kids and politely step over the pile of my little pony's...