worst thing about staying at home...
I remembered an advice my kids care taker, a 50+ lady with a 25 yr old daughter, had given me:
1. Keep one area as your sacred area, which is always clean and where you can take a break
2. for the rest of the house, clean it end of the day..... go slow... take a breather!!
3. Forgive urself.... u are just a mom, not God!! Btw, even he rested on the seventh day!
Lena V. - posted on 03/10/2010
I feel for you. Dogs are outside for me. LOL I avoid any messes if I can. My worst thing about staying at home would be the lack of gratitude and whole-hearted appreciation I recieve from my Husband and kids. They just expect things to be done and done right. But I rarely if ever get a thanks. More from my kids than my Husband. But I'll live. LOL
Nadine - posted on 03/09/2010
you are actually doing the same think over and over. Laundry, dishes, dust, vacume, food. So today I decided and I am not going to do dishes. Someone else can do them. But do clean the blankets and keep the dog away from your childs things.
Alina - posted on 03/04/2010
LOL with you! No pets, but my son was sick and I'd just washed the bedding. I'd just made his bed and he laid down and two minutes later vomited all over it. I took it off and put on fresh bedding, and he waited 30 minutes before vomiting all over that! We live in an apartment, and the laundry is at the front of the complex, and by the time I got everything re-laundered I was tired!! And then he did it again! I understand completely how you feel. Go ahead and scream and vent - you'll feel better. Or take Jo's advice and break out the wine and chocolate :) Remember the saying . . . A Dad's work ends when the day is done, but a Mother's work is never done!
Jo - posted on 03/03/2010
It does feel like you are doing the same thing over and over again but somehow you get used to it. Maybe you should think about screaming whenever things go wrong!!! I feel permenately attached to my cleaning when my 21/2 yr old starts making a mess and tips things on the floor. The other day my daughter had a urine infection, my son is in the middle of potty training and my dog decided to be sick a few times. I spent all day cleaning up wee, poo and sick but was glad at the end of the day to sit down with a glass of wine, a bar of chocolate and peace and quiet.
Bethanie - posted on 03/03/2010
Sometimes, when things start going awry, you just got to let out one of the manic "I'm going to kill the next person who breathes near me" laughs! I did those quite often when my husband was gone for 6 months and I was left to raise our then 13month old son, a dog and house to tend to, by myself. I always "joked" that Murphy was my best friend. :)
Jessica - posted on 03/03/2010
I have a dog too and it seems like he wants to throw up all over when the baby does... or tries to eat the poop explosion I am trying to hose off my son. I do feel like I do the same things over and over, but not every day will be as frustrating. I just try to remember that even when it feels like they are trying to make me nuts- neither the baby nor the dog are doing it on purpose. You will do stuff over and over, but its important stuff. Sometimes small, but IMPORTANT!!! If you didn't wash the blankeys (for the 100th time) your child wouldn't have a clean, soft, nice smelling blankey to cuddle with.
Valynn - posted on 03/03/2010
You are not alone. Although we don't have a dog, I am the proud owner of a 6mth old baby boy and a husband, who tries, but sadly fails. Just when it seems like you are on top of everything, the scale tips and you are on the bottom again! I dont think it ever stops. but if it did, I might miss it, well maybe not miss it, but def. feel weird. Good Luck!
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