Mommy Truth: A Clean Home

Many moms have been in my house due to hosting a community Mom's Group. I usually stress the entire day before and the entire morning until everyone shows up. Vacuuming, putting toys away, throwing all the laundry in my room and closing the door so it can't be seen, baking something tasty to eat and making sure my home appears to be in somewhat perfect working order. 

It's just a show. 

I don't like people seeing my messes but the truth is 29 out of 30 days a month my house is usually a lived in disaster. 

Laundry is everywhere. Whether it is washed or dirty, there are piles throughout the house. 

The kitchen is rarely cleaned. Who really likes to wash dishes? If you do love to scrub down some dirty dishes, please visit my house. Daily if your are truly passionate. 

I don't dust often enough. I'm lucky if I pull the dust rag out once a month to sweep off the layer of dirt that graces our shelves, our baseboards, our pretties. 

The bathroom. Oh the bathroom. I probably shouldn't say this, but I am going to because I'm being honest. I just cleaned the bath tub the other day. It had maybe been 4 months. Maybe 5. Truthfully it could have been 6 months. I really do not remember the last time I cleaned it. It took a lot of comet and a lot of scrubbing. 

The only thing that gets done often around here is eating, playing, cuddling and just living. 

I wish I could say I had figured out a system to keep the house in perfect order. 

I wish I could say that I have a passion for keeping things clean and tidy. 

I wish I could say that I didn't just stuff random things in closets, under beds, in drawers because I don't want to take the time to figure out where they really go. 

But I would be lying. 

The truth is not all of us moms like to clean. 

Oh sure. There are some women out there that love to clean. And that's perfectly fine.

But maybe those women don't like to cook. Maybe they don't like to craft. Maybe they don't like to read the same book to their child ten times in a row. 

We all have our strengths and our weaknesses. 

Cleaning just happens to be a weakness of mine.

Sorry mom. I know you tried. 

So I guess what I'm saying is don't beat yourself up when your house looks like the hamper, the pantry, the toy basket and the dresser drawers threw up everywhere. It's normal. 

Well it's my normal. 

It can be yours too.

And our kind of normal is perfectly okay. 

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  1. Boycott cleaning! I hate it so much! :)

    1. Most times it looks like I've boycotted it around here. :)

  2. I totally get it!!!!!! I wish there were cleaning fairies!!!!

    1. Me too! I've considering hiring someone to come through and clean for me but then I'd still have to deal with all the clutter!


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