so much to do and so little time in a day

Stephanie - posted on 10/23/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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sometimes i feel like i need to run myself through a copier so i can have more of me to get it all done in a day. anyone ever feel that way sometimes? between three children, yes hubby is a child sometimes too, lol. somethings just dont get done, and yes i try to keep to a schedule but it gets thrown off track at times, lol.

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Doti - posted on 11/04/2010

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I think all of us have that. I used to have a schedule now I just schedule things and go with it as the kids throw curves and you have to stay relaxed about it. I would like 2 hours extra a day just for me and no one else in the world. Don't stress when you don't get something done. The most important thing is your family.

Helen - posted on 10/29/2010

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schedule hmmmm whats that hahahaa. I am with the try and get it done and if not hey there are 7 days in a week so if it dont get done today then tomorrow. A home is a home when it looks lived in and when ya have kids toys look good around the place I think. Relax and enjoy the kids and things will get done and if not ring a friend or family and have a working bee with luch provided :-)

Nikki - posted on 10/24/2010

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I think all moms have days even week like that. This is when we start thinking cloning ourselves is a great idea :) I think this started changing for me when I realised that I can't do everything and there are just certain things that need to wait. I don't know how old your children are but prehaps give them chores and encourage your hubby to do some too, to take the load off ;) Having three children must be very busy though. I wish you the best of luck.

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Nur - posted on 11/05/2010

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yes, please, a copier would be nice! my partner building our home at the moment, so i can't complain or we would argue about who does more! I'm blessed that my baby sleeps well and my teenage boy is good to his baby brother. But I do know how you feel.

Heather - posted on 11/04/2010

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One word: FlyLady :) It's been mentioned a few times here... I'm slowly getting with the program and definitely there is improvement. That and realising I don't have to be perfect (yeah).

Arturo - posted on 11/03/2010

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I agree. I got lucky somewhere though because my boys, 13 and 7, help out alot. My husband also does the cooking and laundry if I have to work late. They all pitch in to help with my little girl who is 2. If it wasn't for that help, nothing would get done. HAHA. I agree with you that sometimes our expectations get the better of us. We just have to learn that that dust on the television is not worth more of our time than the kids. Take a deep breath and try to relax!!

Lori - posted on 11/02/2010

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Accept the fact you won't get it all done and stop beating yourself up! Let the clothes pile up a little and enjoy your blessings. They grow so fast.
Now, if your children are old enough, 18 months - 5 years old, let give them something to do. My kids loved to help put clothes in and out of the dryer. Then they would help me find socks to fold that matched and then they got to throw the folded socks in the basket. We made a game of it. I even bought a little broom for them to help in the kitchen. They won't get it all and I would sweep when they went to bed, but they are really great at it now!! Encourage and build confidence by allowing them to help, don't correct them.

Heather - posted on 10/28/2010

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Sounds like you have a perfect system in place! Yeah...I'm not there yet, but each day I am trying. - H

Stephanie - posted on 10/28/2010

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lately ive been trying different ways of cutting the time needed to do dishes . i have went to doing them in the morning and getting the kitchen done then pick up the living room and vacuum. then take care of things in my home business of accounting and taxes. inbetween those times i sweep a floor,or scrub a toilet or something. time management sometimes just dont exist in my world, lol.

Heather - posted on 10/27/2010

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This is what I try to do too - do a 15min snippet of some sort of housework daily - it makes me feel productive and less overwhelmed by a SUPER dirty house. This 15min chunk of time is often when Aria is playing with her daddy or napping (I actually have a bit more time then).
Take deep breaths...have a peaceful day!

Teresa - posted on 10/26/2010

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I am one to always make a list and sometimes even gets to some of the things on the list. My house is rarely clean and organized. And at times it drives me CRAZY. That's usually when I enlist my 3 year old and hubby to help out. Sometimes one of them is more productive than the other one.

Spending time with my son reminds me that I'd rather share my time with the people I love (or have some 'me' time) than try to get it all done.
Life is too short!!

Heather - posted on 10/25/2010

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I feel the same! Recently, I been trying to stay in the moment and enjoy time with Aria and my husband instead of worrying and stressing about cleaning my house...it is really hard, but I am trying not to be anxious about it. - Heather

Ilene - posted on 10/24/2010

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I know just how you feel. Working full time and two kids. Theres lots I don't get done in the day and I spend my days off with the kids rather than catching up; just makes more to do but it is worth the few hours I have. The hubby is most definitly another kid, messier in my home

Stephanie - posted on 10/24/2010

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yes im beginning to think that some things can wait. i have children 13 and 15 and hubby make s the third child sometimes,lol. but they do alot of it, maybe my expectations of what i want to accomplish overwhelm me at times and i know i should just let it go lol.

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