Friday, October 22, 2010

A Hectic Friday Thought

It isn't a problem of expectations.
Mine are very low.
I don't EXPECT to get much done every day and I generally don't.
The problem is that the amount of things that need to be done just to maintain an environment of even minimal cleanliness and sanity is beyond me.
That is the bottom line.


12 comments:

Jen said...

No, I really do think it is our expectations. Think about it. If our husbands were in charge of all the stuff we are in charge of, would our houses be cleaner, our stuff more organized? No! And, would it bother them? Not one little bit. The problem is we are women. We care too much. And, why do we care so much? Partly because that is just our makeup, and partly because society tells us we should. THAT is the bottom line! (Oh my, aren't we philosophical today? : ) )

beemahoney said...

oh sister. you KNOW i feel you on this one. every. single. day.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

I've been sitting on that line for awhile and feel the same way. I try to ignore it but sometimes snap and do an overhaul and claim it will be different from now on. Or it might depend on the husband because if I wait long enough my husband snaps and takes care of it himself, I just have to listen to him gripe and throw in "I was gonna do that" every so often.

Artfulife said...

Amen!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

It is called being a Mum I am afraid, if you try too hard you will just go bonkers. My Nan and Mum always say as long as your toilets and sinks are clean that is the main thing. x

Melissa Crowe said...

Ever try the Serenity prayer? I'm not an alcoholic or anything (unless chocolate counts), but it really helps me.

Aging Mommy said...

For me it's the everything. I have found this week very tough, cranky daughter, cranky me. Getting from A to B via every other letter of the alphabet has driven me crazy this week.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Maybe we should trade houses for a week. Someone else's mess is always easier to deal with (and clean!).
Nicola

Amber said...

Hire a maid or give up on cleaning. My house is filthy and I seriously don't give a crap anymore. It's lived in. It's a happy place. And if someone's gonna judge me cause all of the breakfast dishes are still on the table when they come over at noon, so be it. I'm too exhausted to care.

blue china studio said...

Elissa, I can SOOOO relate to this. My house is never clean, I scurry around trying to clean up the more embarrassing uncleanliness and that is about all I can fit in. I try to act like I'm ok with it, that I'm too busy with every other thing in life, but really it does get to me.
And then I feel even more guilty because I grew up in a meticulous house. ugh!

Sherrie said...

Haha Thelma and I were just having a similar conversation on our outing the other day (on which we were avoiding the whole should be at home instead!) I thought that as soon as I got number 3 moved out into his dorm I was going to storm through the house and reclaim it! He has been gone for 2 months this week, I have organized the pantry! Every room is so overwhelming that I just close the doors! Nibbling away is going to have to do...

Baby By The Sea said...

I can't seem to find the balance, either. If we have pancakes for breakfast, I drive my kiddos to school while still wearing pajamas. If I shower in the morning and feed myself breakfast, the kiddos are almost late to school. The laundry is either piled high dirty, or piled high waiting to sit in a drawer.

My bottom line: I have too much to do.