Saturday, December 24, 2005

Why I Became a SAHM

I feel like every few months or so I really need to take a minute and focus on this. I did NOT become a SAHM to clean my house. Or do projects around the house. I became a SAHM to be a MOM! Full time! And that's what I have to put foremost in my mind. I'm not saying I'm giving up on cleaning (I wish), but I have to balance it more. I'm fed up with so many areas of clutter around the house, but I still need to put the kids first. That's definitely my resolution for the New Year, and I'm going to create a doable plan (AGAIN) for how to get everything accomplished during any given week.

Now ignore what I just wrote because I'm off to ignore the kids so I can clean the house before we leave for DH's parents to spend Christmas. :) All right, I'm not REALLY ignoring the kids, DH is "in charge" this morning, but that's the kind of mood I'm in!


Elaine said...

I got a CD set when I was standing in line at FedEx-Kinko's a couple weeks ago, and I've been listening to it... "Organizing Your Life and Getting Rid of Clutter." I'm liking it, because I can listen to it while doing other stuff, rather than having to stop what I'm doing to sit down and read something.

It's making a difference, more than Flylady has (for me, anyway), because I'm not trying to change my entire MO, you know? There are some Flylady routines that have become second-nature to me (dressing to the shoes, for example), but for the most part, it's too much of a lifechange for me to adopt her strategies all the time. What they talk about on these CDs is less of a shock, somehow.

The day after Christmas, I threw three huge bags of stuff out of my sewing/scrapbooking/storage area. I actually let some sentimental things go, and I am NOT sorry, which is bizarre. For the first time in MONTHS, I can walk around in there.

And my kitchen and main floor of my house have been clean for 5 days. But I'm not spending time cleaning it every day. It just seems easier, somehow, even though my dishwasher decided to die on Christmas Day so I've been handwashing everything. But my countertops are clear. Weird!

Elaine said...

Sorry about the double-post... My computer died in the middle of that. Feel free to delete (obviously).