This schedule is also known as the run around town, try to not die of exhaustion or accuse yourself of being a horrible homemaker. The house is sort of… I don’t even know what to call that. I’m behind in laundry, the beds aren’t made, the toys aren’t picked up – it’s just chaos. I always have the downstairs presentable before Cameron gets home, not sure why. It’s just one of those things that my body knows – uhoh, time to clean. I guess I want to make it look like I’m constantly cleaning vs. running around like a chicken with my head cut off, never finding time to sit down and breathe, even cleaning in between internet message responses so I can pretend I’m actually taking a BREAK. Breathe in. It’s a little intense. Breathe out.
Days like today are a little nicer. I’ve decided that since dinner will be fairly easy and Cam will be in charge of grilling the marinated Thai Chicken, I’ll just throw together a salad, turn on the rice, and fry up the potstickers when the chicken’s almost done. Therefore – from the moment we get back from getting Liv and after I get the kids started on lunch, until around 4:30 when the dinner prep starts – I’ll be upstairs, folding, cleaning, drying, sorting, hanging, dying over, and FINISHING a bunch of laundry. Laundry is one of those neverending battles.
Cameron has tomorrow off, Liv’s got to be at school by 9:00am but other than that it’s a pretty wide open day. I know Cameron has some things he wants to do with the cars, including a little carpet shampooing which will mean that the girls carpet can be washed as well with the leftover sudsy clean water. So laundry is a good way to get things OFF their floor. Then to battle the toys.
Well, my buzzer is buzzing that it’s time to go pick up my big Kindergartner. More tomorrow. 🙂