Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Does anyone else's house look like this at the end of the day?

This is pretty bad, but not far from typical. I could have done a slide show of the rest of the house, with close-ups of the floor and unfolded laundry on the kitchen table, but that would be depressing. For me, at least. For you, it would probably be quite edifying.

It's embarrassing. Truly embarrassing. Which is why I feel the urge to post it on my blog for all the world to see. Because I make sense like that.

Catholics go to confession.
Bloggers go to Google.

Anyway. Sigh. It is one of the most discouraging things in my life - the fact that I no longer have a nice, tidy, and clean smelling home. I try. I try hard. I can get it clean but it only stays clean about fifteen minutes. I’m concerned that I’ve become Domestically Impaired. My works are like filthy rags.

I would love to say it is the kids' fault. And it is true, they are amazingly, impressively unclean.
But, the truth is, I am just as messy because I’m no longer capable of completing a task from start to finish.

The problem is that it bothers me. When my house is like this my chest gets tight and my eyes squint and Mommy gets Grouchy.

It happens...a lot lately.

Maybe if I keep this up Matt will order me to hire a housekeeper every other week or maybe even every week. I think she should come every Friday and like Jesus, she’d wash away all my sin.

See how I can work a biblical analogy into that? I am So. Holy.



Stephanie said...

Totally! Except my dishes are usually dirty on the counter. Hang in there! I know it is hard, but take heart that it is just a season. I once read a quote that said " trying to clean while there are little children in the home is like shoveling snow while it is still snowing" It made me feel better at least. I know you are spending time loving and nurturing your girls in the way of the Lord. That is the ultimate job well done! So go you and praise God!

Charlie said...

The only time at this stage in your 'mommyhood' that you need to worry about a messy house; is if the dust bunnies start to attack. There is always time to clean a house, but children grow up too fast. So, smile, swallow your pride and play with your girls....And here is a bit of a quote to help......
'I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.... I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby. ~Nancie J. Carmody'

debby94 said...

I love the quote in the previous comment. How true that is. A good thing to keep in mind for we who think our homes have to be clean all the time. My house looks like this a lot. It drives me crazy, but I need to accept that it will be that way.

Kris Mazy Fullmer said...

Is that my house or yours!!??

Dougie said...

Our house goes from spit shined clean in the morning to something like this by the time I get home.