I know who I want to be. I have a picture in my mind of being the perfect wife and great mother who gets up before her kids are up, has a clean house, does laundry and actually puts it away, always cooks good healthy meals and still has time to play with her kids and be the great wife who is there for her husband.
But who am I kidding? I am lazy. I get out of bed when Jack wakes up, and am lucky if I am out of my pajamas by the time afternoon hits. My house is always cluttered which drives my husband crazy (unless we are having company, then I scramble to clean!)
It is hard. I want to be better, but it is so hard! I look at other women who seem to have it all together and I wonder how they do it. I know part of the problem is the fact that I need to lose weight. That would give me more energy. I am slowly doing that though. I am below my pre-pregnancy weight already, and want to start linking up to the weekly weigh in. =) But even if I lost weight and had more energy, would things chance then? who knows.... but I do want to try.
I have gotten better a little. I try and do the dishes every night before I go to bed and run the dishwasher while we are sleeping. Then at least that is done. My biggest thing is putting away clean clothes. Why is it so easy to wash them, but so much harder to put them away?
How do you manage your household? Do you have any good tips for me? any tricks of the trade? please share what works for you!