Thursday, July 16, 2009
What Little Miss 3.0 Has Taught Me Already...
~Time is best spent outside.
~"The Bare Minimum" is still a huge accomplishment.
~It's perfectly ok to leave the dishes until we run out of cutlery.
~It is possible to survive on very little sleep.
~It's ok to leave it until tomorrow if I just can't muster up the energy to do it today.
~I'm going to be late anyway, so I might as well leave the house with a smile instead of a bad word.
~Cleaning schedules only cause guilt.
~It's possible to have a great day after a terrible night.
~Things are always going to get spilled, dumped or broken. It's pointless to get angry (P.S. get the 3.5 year-old to clean it up).
~Sometimes it's best to just relinquish control and go with the flow.
~At some point, I will actually have the energy, and it will actually get done.
~My kids are a lot of fun. Housework is not. You do the math.
(My new house-cleaning strategy is to just do what I can whenever I feel like it. It's hard for me to give up a schedule, but it is also quite liberating. Surprisingly, my house is no worse that it was before. Often it's actually better, and I'm not weighed down by the guilt of 'failing' to complete my tasks.)