(Yes, they are in our dog's kennel.....what fun!)
How do other people do it? How do you do it? Or, what do you let go? (such as pet hair floating throughout the house, grimy windows, etc)
Since starting this blog, my goal was to convey the trials and tribulations of combining all of the above with trying to get my business off the ground, or at the very least, keeping it up in order to give myself a creative outlet.
What I struggle with, is how to fit in what I need, with what my family needs (quality time with me, . Now, don't get me wrong, I know full and well there will come a time in my life when I will greatly miss being needed so much. I try not to think about the days when my little ones are all grown up (or think they are) and don't need their mommy quite so much.
I have found little tricks here and there to fit in what needs to get done, as I'm sure all mothers have.
One example is enlisting the "help" of my little munchkins when it comes time to clean. My boy loves to push around his little vacuum cleaner while I run mine. (That a boy! He won't be relying on a woman to clean his house when he's all grown up! At least I hope not.)
I also have found ways to actually sew while my kids are under my feet - I just let them get into it all - I have bins and boxes and more bins and boxes full of fabric scraps, yarn, ribbon, buttons, etc. that they just dump out and have a hey day with. It allows me to get some sewing in, even though the clean up at the end of the day can be a nightmare, but hey, it works for the moment.
I know my house is not all that clean and spiffy. My drawers and closets do not stay organized. Some (well, most) days I have to let one or two rooms (or ends of the house) just "go" in order to tackle the other areas.
The thing is, I like to be clean and organized. But I just don't know how to do it right now with kids, dog, etc, etc, etc.
So,....let's all share.
What are your tricks of the trade????
How do you keep your kids from smearing lotion all over the windows, from dumping out the dog's water, from scattering little bitty teensy weensy pieces of paper all over the floor? Clearing the bookshelf of books in one clear swoop? Dropping various objects into the toilet?
How do you fit it all in????
For some inspiration on what you would do with 5 hours to yourself read my friend Forever Flamingo . Thanks Lacie for allowing me to dream a little dream!