Friday, September 10, 2010

tired…

I’m tired. And sometimes I’m amazed by how easy it is for me to get this way. My life isn’t that super crammed with things on the calendar. My to do list often has just the essentials on it. How do the working mothers do it? Well, maybe their houses don’t get as trashed every day, I tell myself, but then, I don’t really know.

But I’m still whupped by the time the boys go down for nap, my poor, tired bones just aching to rest. It’s Friday, and I’m done in.

The floor is sticky, there’s dust in the corners, the deck is mess of cobwebs, leaves, and random toys. I don’t care. And I’m thrilled about that. I kick the toys away from the center of the playroom, ignore the stains on the rug, and call it “picked up.”

Soup is in the crockpot, and I care not a bit that the single gal who’s coming for dinner will be using a dish towel to wipe her hands in the downstairs bathroom. This is hospitality “young mom” style. You can come in; just don’t look too closely at my house. But go ahead and admire the handprint art on my windows. Ain’t it cute? That lavendar candle will cover over the faint, lingering scent of teething poop, won’t it? I thought so…

Happy Friday. I’m going to lie down.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

I hear ya!! : ) You know, I've heard it said that homeschool families 'live' in their houses so many more hours than families who's kids are in school and both parents work. It's SO true! Our houses and toys and furniture get SO much more use! And you're also right that it's harder to keep clean because of that!
I am struggling with the clean part of all that, but have made headway lately and hope to keep up with it. You're allowed to be tired!! When our kids are this young it is just CONSTANT work to keep up with them, the house, food...

Love ya!!

Ruthie said...

Oy! I'm not looking forward to when there will be 2 munchkins trashing our house. Lately, we've been trying to teach Little Bee to clean-up after herself, which means that I'm constantly finding random toys/things in the kitchen trashcan. Well, at least she is picking up...