Angela - posted on 07/25/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
My name is Angela and I am 29 years-old. In a couple weeks I will give birth to a son. I'm very excited, however I'm also nervous since this will be my first child and I tend to be frigid. From the age of 18 to 23 I was enlisted in the army as active duty and served two tours in Iraq. Because I enlisted as an active duty service member I was immediately taught to live a certain lifestyle which was very strict & very "by the book". From the age of 23-27 I have lived on my own never once having a roommate knowing that they could never live up to my standards of cleanliness, organization, & so forth. So from 18-28 my home life has been very militant. At 27 I moved in with my boyfriend & (with a year of much effort & patience on his part) learned to relax some. We still live together & I still drive him crazy about certain things like clutter & not immediately putting things away. Once this baby comes all my military ways will be flushed. How can I keep an orderly house without losing my sanity by worrying about clutter & if the place is tidy?