My reason for e-mailing you today is a question about how you coped in the early years with your kids. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in that movie "Groundhog Day". You know the one where he repeats the same day over and over again? I feel like I go through the same routine day in and day out just to repeat it over again the next day! They make the messes, and I clean them. I have 5 children that seem to undo everything I get done! Sure, I make them clean up and pick up toys, but often it just seems like an explosion took place in my house!If you have known me for any length of time, you know that I am far from a perfect homemaker (or why would my son have omelette plates littering his room??). I don't particularly enjoy cleaning, so I have avoided it, wrestled with it, fought against it, but in the end, finally come to terms with it. As I've said before, no matter how long I'm doing it, even though I've gotten better at it (out of necessity), I'm quite sure housekeeping will never come easily to me.
Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only parent living in a pig sty. Even if I do get it all clean, it doesn't stay that way for long! Any suggestions on how to teach my young children to clean up after themselves?
HOWEVER, there are some things that DO help make life easier, keeping up with little ones.
And that's where you all come in!
I thought it would be fun to have lots of input for Melissa and for anyone else who might be overwhelmed by their little mess-makers (or by their own messes), whether or not they are outnumbered by their offspring.
If you would like to write a post sharing your story, a tip, a helpful book or website, leave a comment with a link to your post. If you do not have a blog, you can just leave a comment with your suggestion or...just your commiseration.
I'll post some thoughts on THURSDAY (tomorrow's a busy day), so you can write them now, or take a couple of days to think about it and add your two cents to my post Thursday.
Here are some posts to get your brains going:
Confessions of a reluctant homemaker
What is a homemaker?
Homemaking vs. housekeeping
Ever feel out of control?
Perfect or best?
I'm looking forward to hearing from you!!