Monday, January 01, 2007
Do you make them?
But this year, I have decided to not "promise" anything to myself. This year, I have decided to make changes in how I conduct myself, how I live, and how I want others to live around me.
For example: I am CONSTANTLY on the kids to clean their rooms. I get upset when I see that nothing gets done.
Do you know why? I am too embarassed to even snap a picture of this bedroom of mine, but I lead by example. And I am setting a really bad one.
No wonder my kids want to live in a mess. Because I do. And so does their father.
Do you ever get to a point with clutter that it just overwhelms you? That you get to the frame of mind that it is easier to just say you live a cluttered life than to do anything about it?
I find that my mindset is much clearer when I don't have a dish in my sink, when I am not embarassed if people stopped over on the spur of the moment. It is almost as if I use my kids as the excuse of why we look like a tornado runs through our house every hour on the hour.
But it is because (1) we have too much stuff, and (2) we are slobs.
Now ... we aren't as bad as some of the people that I have seen on Clean House. I mean, I could NEVER live that way. That would drive me insane.
But for a family of five living in an 1100 s.f. house, we have a LOT of stuff.
I envy those people who have a place for everything. I need to have an organizer come into my house and get me organized. I know I would keep up with it. And I know that my kids would appreciate it, too.
So ... that is my lifestyle change. I need to organize and get this house shaped up into something that is liveable as opposed to chasing junk all over the place.
What I need is Clean House to come in and re-do my whole house. I wonder if they would?
There you go. Admitted on the internet. Now let's see if I can do it.
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.