Hire me as your Nanny–we’d probably do pretty good! Hire me as your maid–you’re screwed! I work really hard at being a mom. I have a hard time balancing motherhood with keeping my house clean. I end my days thinking, “Yes Lboy & I had a great day, but the house is messy. I’m a failure.” It doesn’t matter that I’ve been up since 6 am, changed 8+ diapers, cooked breakfast, lunch & supper, gone to the store, walked the dog, fed the dog, bathed the dog, run miscellaneous errands, & kept Lboy dry, happy, safe, & fed.
Why do we women tend to be so hard on ourselves? Does my house look like this all the time? No. It has its ups & downs–like everything in life.
(But why does my house have to look like a time bomb went off right before 40 people are coming to my house in 2 days for a birthday party?!)