If you are a mom, I am sure what I am about to say will resonate with you no matter if you have one child or five children. When you get a busy stretch of days, routine housework gets put on hold, and before you know it you are living in downright chaos. After nine years of parenthood, I am still amazed by this fact. I sometimes look around and think, "wasn't this house clean like two days ago?"
After a busy birthday/holiday-prep weekend, our house had exploded in mess, disorganization and piles of laundry. Usually if I go even one day without doing at least one load of laundry, it's like setting the falling dominoes in motion. I decided that since all three kids were in school today, I was going to put a whopping on the mess and get things back under control.
Here's a riviting list of some of my tasks accomplished today:
--Six loads of laundry done. Washed, folded and put away. Bam.
--Two loads of dishes washed and put away. Like a boss.
-- Crusty cat vomit cleaned off of Hannah's comforter (Gross, I know. It skipped by me! Ellie sleeps on her bed every day and night. It's clean now). Got anything else to throw at me?
-- Two bowls of crusted on the top, soggy underneath bowls of cereal dumped and scraped.
-- Puppy poop cleaned off my scarf. Double, extra gross. I had hastily thrown my scarf on a chair today. It slid to the floor and while my kids were supposed to be keeping am eye on her as I cooked dinner, she decided to relieve her bowels. On my scarf! Officially done with cleaning animal messes!
-- Mooped the kitchen floor. Holla!
-- Vacuumed the whole house. Oh yeah!
--Emptied the trash. High five!
--Managed to play with the kids and cook dinner for the Fam. Super mom (I am not, but sort of felt like it.)
I know there are no mommy awards out there (and many days I do not earn one at all!), but today I kind of wish I had a ribbon or something. It was a long hard day, but I think all my dominoes are upright and ready to go again.