Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Big Mess

I thought about taking a picture of just one room in my house to post on here to show you all why I haven't posted much lately, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. My house is a disaster. No is. I used to be one of those people that other people hated because my house was always in perfect order....spotless. I have been called "OCD" more than once. But right now if a person with really messy tendencies came to my house, they would be appalled! It's really been in a state of disaster for a few months now and I just can't seem to catch up. It is really starting to stress me out. I come home from work and I do laundry (lots of laundry), I clean the dishes (but those are really things that have to be done daily), cook dinner and then I just simply can't ignore my 4-year old who needs time with his Mommy to play Legos or Thomas the Train or read a story. Before I know it, it's time for him to take a bath, put on his pj's, brush his teeth, read a story, tuck him in bed, give three kisses and say goodnight. And of course David needs my attention after he has worked a long day. Then I'm just exhausted and it's time for me to go to bed and do it all over again tomorrow. Let's not even talk about how long it has been since my bathrooms have been cleaned. Ugh.

Can I get an AMEN?

I'm not jealous at all of you stay-at-home moms....nope, not one little bit.

Ok....maybe just a little....or a lot. Ok, I'm totally jealous.

I'm really thinking about taking off an entire week of work. Not for fun, not for vacation, but just to get our house and our lives in order. It's all making me feel like a bad wife, a bad mom, and a REALLY bad housekeeper.

Ok, so I've spent enough time on here talking about my messy house....time for some more cleaning!


  1. I have really been battling with this lately. Either I'm stressed b/c I busy getting it all done, or it doesn't get done & I'm stressed that it is a mess! Madi's birthday party is this weekend, and I have convinced myself that I don't have to clean the house b/c we'll be out by the pool. (I live in an apt, so its not like the pool is just outside the door.) I'm gonna die when someone actually needs to come in!

  2. I know...I hate it when my house is a mess too. I just feel so disorganized. Give yourself a break though. In the long run what will matter more....spending time with E and David or a clean house?

  3. There's lots of times when I fall behind with stuff around the house. We mopped our utility room floor yesterday and it hadn't been done in a couple years. Yikes! I figure as long as the house is mostly picked up we're doing pretty good. And I'm the kind of person who doesn't like a messy house!! I just remember that years from now I'll be glad I spent more time with family than cleaning the house. :)