It’s not that I am not doing things,
but things seem to pile up more quickly the bigger your family becomes (duh!).
I didn’t notice too big of a difference when we added in Liam,
but adding Guinnyth seemed like it added quite a bit more housework.
Laundry… picking up after each other… cooking… snack crumbs… and the list continues.
The biggest change is in the laundry.
I feel like it is never ending sometimes.
The feeling of never being caught up is daunting.
It’s like the entire house is a wreck,
simply because the laundry isn’t all washed, folded, and placed neatly in drawers.
As I am preparing for another little blessing to come swaddled through our door,
I am working on changing my mindset about how my house is going to look and function.
I will probably never be completely caught up on laundry- for years.
I will probably always have crumbs under the table for a portion of the day.
I will probably always have a sink stained with kiddie toothpaste or hand soap.
I am preparing myself to know that it will all be okay.
I don’t like days when I am laboring away and spend little time engaging with my kids.
I don’t like days when I allow guilt to creep in for not having it all together.
It will all be okay.
I am learning to allow some imperfections in order to keep life simple.
We are implementing simple resolutions to help us flow better through the day.
Even though the laundry is rarely, if ever, completely done…
it isn’t a mark as to what kind of mom I am.
It just shows that we have a lot of love and living going on within these walls.
I will share next time a few things that we have been doing for awhile to help keep the house tidy… 🙂