Ah, the mother's life. For you ladies who work outside the home, I honestly don't know how you do it. My work -- writing, (soon teaching) and selling vintage -- ALL can be done from home.
Actually, luck has zero to do with it. I chose these things so I could be with my kids. But, that I CAN do this -- work from home-- is a huge blessing.
Obviously, not every woman gets to choose their working life specifics, due to life's curve balls and what not. But, for the moms who do everything and work outside the house, I'm sure something's got to give.
I was thinking more about this, while I pondered our living room and dining room. It looks pretty clean because my boys don't hang out much in there. I like this. When the rest of the house is a mess, I can always stand here and pretend the whole house looks this spotless.
1. An entire spotless house. I guess Cheerios on the floor for many days isn't awful (or the rest of the food I find on it everyday. I could literally feed someone three square meals with the amount of spilled food that I clean/sweep/wash away everyday.) These Cheerios are essentially a snack for the dog, and even for the kids if they can find them.(It doubles as a scavenger hunt, too). See how happy my pup is when she gets to be the vacuum cleaner.
2. Washing laundry loads -- the light clothes and the dark clothes -- together. Woah. Is that even a rule we should break? I think so. In fact, much to my mother's dismay, I break this rule all the time. I'm already way experienced in this!
3. Cooking foods for dinner that I could easily cook for breakfast. While it's wasn't pancakes last time I cooked a breakfast dinner (it was egg burritos, which are amazing), I've got to say, this is such an easy time saver! And I've yet to meet a kid -- or any person actually -- who doesn't like breakfast for dinner.
So, hats off to working (outside the home) moms. The perfect house and home isn't an option, but it can be close (I'm thinking) by cutting a few corners that no one is going to miss.
And for a random bit, I just read this on an awesome social media app called Litsy, which is strictly for book lovers -- write reviews, find books you want to read, hang with other bibliophiles. You should check them out
Anyway, saw this pic in my Litsy feed. Read it! ↓
Jen Campbell, called The Bookshop Book. I think I need it!
Have a great week, all.