Hurried Homemaker

- for supermoms short on time -
June 20th, 2009 by Rhiana

In the trenches

I always love hearing that Robin Williams voice in my head, picturing him sitting there with earphones, shouting: “Gooooooooooooood morning Vietnaaaaaaaaaaaam!”

That is how I often feel in the mornings. Now that it is summertime, many mornings I come downstairs with the baby to the 7-almost-8-year old watching TV entirely too loud. The moment that Baby sees Sister, shrieking ensues (over the sound of the TV). Big sister then yells over all that noise to tell me about her dream last night while I start the coffee, clean up the couple of dishes left in the sink last night, the dog whines to go out, and the baby begins to “moo” to get attention. It sounds like a war of the noises is going on here …

Not to mention that my laundry room and kitchen often look like a war just took place in them. I thought when I quit working that my house would always be spotless – that I would have no excuse. I was seriously mistaken! I beat myself up about it for quite a while (not physically of course), but then I came to the realization that it is ok. My slogan is now “If the house is spotless, I am not spending enough time with the kids”. (I have to tell myself that to feel better for not being the perfect woman.) So, it looks like WWIII took place with the clothes and the dishes and the kid artwork …

I used to hate a lot of noise and mess. Now I realize that is the territory that comes with having kids. My house is messy and loud and looks like a war zone. And I love it (well, most of the time).

So, “Gooooooooooooooooood morning Mommyhood!” “Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!”

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2 Responses to “In the trenches”
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