Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Of Home and Housework

I'm rather amazed at everything I can accomplish in one day, and still have some energy left by the time my son goes to bed.  Besides general cleaning and dinner preparation, I can go to the grocery store, walk to the post office, make bread or cookies, and do a load of laundry.  (I realize some of you may be thinking, "Well sure, she's only got one!"  Rest assured, for every ounce of cuteness in my son, there is a pound of "Hold Me!"  Most of my day is spent one-armed singing Yankee Doodle and various nursery rhymes.)

Granted, I am squeezing a lot of work into the glorious 40 minute nap, and I do a lot of kitchen clean-up after dinner, when my husband can baby-wrangle for me; but still, the possibilities are endless.  I can do my dishes!  I can scrub and vacuum the floors weekly!  I can read a book! I can clean the windows! I can shine my silver! I can make dessert!

Look out home, I'm apron-clad, wielding a spatula and broom!

After I retrieve them from my son.


  1. I'm totally jealous.

    One day I'll get into a cleaning/housework frenzy, and the next I will totally lack energy and motivation. *sigh*

    I'm a marathon cleaner, not a sprinter. ;-)

  2. Rachel,

    The best piece of housekeeping advice I received from my mother: One little cleaning job a day. I find it keeps me from feeling lazy at the end of the day, and keeps everything in working order. But in the end, you just have to do what you can, when you can!