This post was previously published on May 13, 2010.
Ever look around and wonder what happened to your home? I am doing that too often lately. I think I will be relieved when school is over for this year and I can spend some of that time trying to restore order to the chaos that now is currently our home.
Now before some of you begin to offer systems, I’ve tried several. I have all the tools. I’ve tried flying with the flylady. I tend to flutter. I’ve tried Motivated Moms and let’s be honest…I’m just not that motivated when it comes to housework. I’d much rather be outside.
Yesterday I managed to do some of the needed housework. Chandler helped with the dishes and he vacuumed the living room floor. I like delegating. What can I say? At least he willingly helps out. He used to ask me who was coming over. It felt pretty nice to have some sort of order in our midst.
Alas it hasn’t lasted. Oh, the dishes are in the dishwasher. But today I am tackling the laundry. Seems the family thinks they should have clean clothes to wear or something. The laundry monster never really seems to go away, does it?
My front sun room looks like a garden threw up in it. I have so many plants that need to go out and live in their outside homes. Thankfully those will mostly all be introduced to their new homes this weekend. The tomato and pepper plants will have to wait a couple of weeks though. It is still a bit early in the area I live to have them not freeze their little selves to death. I want them to live, so in the sun room they will stay for a bit. The jungle will leave soon enough.
Someday I just may figure out how to successfully and effortlessly organize this chaos. The keyword being effortlessly. Did I mention that I hate housework? But I am grateful that I have a home and a family. So I will keep chipping away at this monster we call housework just because I love them. And I may even smile while I am doing it sometimes.