Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm a Mess

Is it just me, or does exhaustion come right along with summer?

It seems there aren't enough hours in the day to fit in all the running, exploring, and play that a 4 year old gets into. The days are longer, and yet, night time rolls around, and nothing is done. My to-do list grows and grows, and nothing seems to get crossed off. Bedtime comes later and later, dinnertime gets simplified, and bath times occasionally get missed (shhh...).

Even though I haven't managed to vacuum, catch up on laundry, or stock the pantry this week, I go to bed happy. I go to bed knowing we had fun. My little one learned something new, experienced something different, or just enjoyed spending time with me.

Maybe some day I'll find a balance, where the house is clean and we still have plenty of time to have fun. But, for now, I'll survive with dishes sitting in the sink and laundry spewing out of hamper. At least when we're outside exploring, I won't have to see the mess.

9 comments:

MOMMY-MOMO said...

house work is so not important. You're priorities are right :)

Momstart said...

House work is the last thing to get done here and my house in on the market so it should be first

Bloggymommy said...

You sound like such a good mommy Staci! I always say that I would rather my kids have memories of me playing with them rather than a clean, spotless house! They grow up so fast anyway! When they are grown THEN my house can be a spotless, childless museum!

Heather said...

it does seem like a one or the other thing...I keep thinking there is a balance somewhere that I am missing :)

Bonnie said...

First off, GOOD FOR YOU, knowing that quality time with you little people is just more important.

I am rigth there with you on wishing the house was organized and clean BUT in the end when the day is done and you haven't lost it yet (I have four kids..lol), you know you did a Good job.

Nice post.

Brittany and Charlie said...

Sounds like a good plan. Those are the important things in life!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Sounds good to me ;) house work can always wait after all it's not like it will go anywhere LOL Following you :)

Amber! said...

Good for you! And I agree, I am so exhausted. I am ready for school to start!

mummyof5monsters said...

hehe oh so true!! I left you an award on my blog:)