Wednesday, August 5, 2009

See why I get overwhelmed?

I was feeling very overwhelmed today with my messy house. Everywhere I looked there was stuff and crap and dirt!

So, I buckled down, for two hours, while The Boy napped, The Girl had some screen time and I folded, put away, sorted, filed, picked up, wiped, organized, and swept. Darn it, I didn't have time to dig out the vacuum! :)

So, while I was making dinner tonight, I gave The Boy some cooked Orzo pasta. (If you're unfamiliar with Orzo, each piece is about twice the size of a grain of rice.) He was busy, happily, for 15-20 minutes, putting the pasta into bowls AND ALL OVER THE FLOOR!!

By the time dinner was served on the dining room table, the pasta was all over my bare feet and tracked all over the house. Argh!

Luckily, The Man came home from his evening meeting while we were still eating dinner. He joined us for dinner and actually helped sweep up the mess in the kitchen before the dual melt down occurred. (Yes, both children, at top volume.....story for another post.)

So, my house remains relatively "clean" tonight. Well, "clean" enough that I won't be overwhelmed tomorrow and will actually enjoy a family morning bike ride, instead of thinking of all of the other things I should be doing.


  1. Our house is constantly in that state. I am patiently waiting for a day when the children can eat without it decorating the entire kitchen. 3 years and counting :)

  2. Nice to know other people struggle with the clean house thing. I have friends whose homes always look SO clean and orderly!! I have to remind myself that the choice is often: spend time with the kiddos or clean. I choose the kids. I hope it will pay off in the long run. Or, rather, I KNOW it will pay off! Thanks for commenting!