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Monday, May 18, 2009

A Loosing Battle.

I know this is totally normal with an-almost-two year old but the fact that I can't keep on top of anything these days is going to send me to the looney bin. I wipe up one spill and three more appear. I sweep the floor umpteen times a day and it constantly looks like I don't own a broom or vacuum cleaner. I tidy up the clutter and put things in their proper places. Immediately after, Sierra decides to empty all the shoes out of her drawer and disperse them in every room of the house - or something like that happens.
It never ends; it's a loosing battle most days.
This afternoon I just wanted to sit on the couch and cry.
I didn't. I dug down and got to work.
I made supper. Cleaned the kitchen. Vacuumed again. Washed the floors. Set my oven on self-clean (I've never had that before so I'm a bit skeptical). The last of the laundry should be dry and just needs to be put away. It helped immensely that Sierra played well by herself and then was later entertained by Trevor.
Now I'm taking some time to myself and I feel better. As soon as Sierra goes to bed we are going to watch the season and series finale of Prison Break.
I'm sure by tomorrow morning my house will somehow manage to be a mess again but for now it's clean.


Tammie said...

as far as house cleaning goes, ive just about given up on certain aspects of it. i plan on really giving the house a deep clean when the kids leave home.

Carla said...

Probably a good sanity-saving way to look at things! Some days I do better at that attitude than others.

Tammie said...

it's hard.
there are days when i really want a clean house. whenever people stop by unexpectedly, i always want to take them aside and say "just ignore all this. this isn't how I would choose to live. it's the children!"
but its so frustrating to spend hours, or a whole day, cleaning the house, only to have it destroyed by kids in a matter of minutes.

kraftykash said...

Hang in there Carla, every mom has been where you are not alone! My kids are never picking up after themselves. Ive totally given up on their rooms, shutting doors helps it go away. :)