My sister lives with us and cleans our house. She does dishes, laundry, washes floors, cleans the bathroom, etc. But she's moving out in a couple weeks and I'm freaking out! I'm remembering back to the dark days when Kalen was little, I was breast-feeding, I was cleaning the house, and I never had a moment for myself. Is it going to be like that, again? Yikes!
Well, I've learned a lot since those first days as a new mom.
- It's important to ask for help. That means, tell your spouse when you need him to iron clothes and do the dishes.
- Just because you're the mom, that doesn't mean you are responsible for everything. Your child and your spouse are responsible for the state of the house, also.
- Things don't need to be perfect. My bedroom hasn't been clean in about two-years. I figure that that's the place people are least likely to see, so it is the least important to keep clean. (I am re-evaluating this philosophy.)