We walked in from the pool today and Nathan spoke words that just might embarrass any homemaker/stay-at-home mom. Can you guess what they were?
“Nathan’s house! Mess!” And no, he was not prompted or previously taught to say such horrible words. 🙂
This is my biggest struggle as a stay-at-home mom: finding balance. I tend to follow one of two paths at different times in our lives:
Path 1: The house stays spotless: laundry is caught up, dishes are done, floors are vacuumed, etc, etc etc. But during this stage we tend to stay home every day and no fun happenings occur.
Path 2: We spent mornings at the pool, playing outside, or doing other fun and exciting toddler activities. Then we all come home and crash. The house doesn’t get clean. In fact, it keeps getting messier and messier until I think I might explode.
So where’s the balance? I haven’t found it yet. I know it’s there, but it keeps escaping from my grasp. And that’s my goal for this coming week: get a little closer to finding some balance. I want the house to stay picked up enough that we can walk in without Nathan yelling “Nathan’s house! Mess!” But I also want our days to be magical for Nathan. I want him to enjoy toddlerhood as much as possible. And so the quest for merging the two begins.
Any tips out there for managing a home without your kids taking a backseat?