Ephesians 3:16-18

I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your
hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is (Ephesians 3:16-18).

Friday, June 14, 2013

Mommy's little helper!

It is no secret that I am not on a schedule.  I clean as needed, I cook sporadically, and do random things throughout the day.  I did not have to be on a schedule prior to Landry.  I guess I shouldn't say I have never been on a schedule, because I used to work, out of the home four days a week and clean on Fridays.  All day Friday I cleaned!  That does not cut it anymore!  I now have someone else with me twenty-four seven!  Being a stay at home mommy is by FAR my favorite job.  It is also the most challenging job I have faced.  There are days that I would love a 30 minute coffee break, but I wouldn't trade this chaotic life for anything!  

 We don't live with a lot of clutter, because it stresses me out!  I have just been so overwhelmed with house work since having a new little one to care for and I get WAYY behind.  About two weeks ago, I stumbled upon a website called, fly lady!  I really like it and I am going to try to use some of the methods they suggest for staying on task.  We will have company over soon, so I have been cleaning like crazy.  Now that the house is as clean as I can get it, it is time to start "flying!"   

Landry decided she wanted to help me clean!  She started, by wiping the floors with her spit up!  YUCK!!!!!  I'm sorry if this post is disgusting (it is disgusting), but this is real life, with a real baby! 

Mom!!! I didn't do anything!

Let's pile up in the laundry basket with the clothes and have some FUN!  I carried her around the house like this and she thought it was wonderful!

This was my do to list.  It says, "SHARED," but, unless you consider what Landry did sharing, it was not a shared list! 

This is how we both felt after accomplishing a LONG list of "to-dos!"  I wish I could nap like a baby!  

I thank you for a house to clean, a child to care for, and a family to cook for!


Candi said...

Precious baby!! What a sweet angel. You are truly blessed with all of those things. Cleaning can become such a chore with a baby, but just remember that whatever you don't get done will be there the next day for you to accomplish & it's ok. I love the sweet look on her face in that laundry basket, too cute.

Emily grapes said...

bleh. ;)

Way to knock that list out! I'm a list writer. There's nothing better than crossing those out. I have one now on my fridge on the white board that I'm crossing out as I pack.. well, I guess I'm not packing, am.

Told on myself!

Abbi said...

I hope all goes well as you try to follow the fly Lady's system. May God bless you in it!

I remember hauling babies and laundry around together. Good memories! With my first baby the washing machine was downstairs and the clothesline way out in the backyard and it just worked best to transport everything (clothes and baby) at once.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

She is so cute in the laundry basket! Glad you have everything cleaned up so you can just start maintaining now. I hope the fly lady's methods work for you! :)