Do you feel that you are not yourself? Do you have moments that you just feel like you are going through the motions and are just mummy and not you! Well I have those moments and it has been happening more and more lately.
The house is a mess, hubby is not happy, I am not happy about it all. However I only have certain amount of hours while kids are at pre-school to get it all done. If I need to go to the shops or stop off somewhere the hours are less for time at home.
Just to give you an example, the first week of the kids being back at pre-school after holidays, I managed to tidy some parts and do some food shopping, go to the post office and get some laundry done and put away, I know I was pleased. However I still need to give all rooms a full once over and need to go through the kids toys to remove broken toys, toys that are too young now and give to charity, and remove things that are not played with anymore. We don’t have a lot of space and need to reduce what we have; also the kids are soon to have a birthday and then soon there will be Christmas so need to create room for new things to enter our lives.
I do understand that most of the house is my responsibility but when is it seen that this is what I do or like to enjoy on my only waking hours by myself? Why is it that at some point being a stay at home mummy you are viewed that you love or at least like housework? I will let you in on a secret, I have never liked housework ever! I hate housework and do have other things I want to achieve while I am kid free. Do you want to do be doing other things other than running around like a mad woman cleaning and organising? The plan is to have the house more organised so it allows me more time for me, whether it be for nothing, sewing, or just blogging.
Why can’t I have a self-cleaning house? They have self-cleaning windows so this is not a great stretch. Maybe all things will be programmed with a memory and then automatically be returned to their rightful place in the house. In this ideal world there would be no need to tidy up it would all be automatically organised for you. Now that is my ideal, what do you think? Wonder when technology could catch up and have this happen….I don’t see it in my future maybe the kid’s future?
Do you do the majority of housework in the house? Is it hard on you and just expected? Does your partner notice the changes that you have made in the house or the things that you have done? Is your input appreciated? Would you like a self-cleaning house, I know I would. Send in your comments.