This blog had an alternate title: “What I do ALL day”, which could be underscored with “Why is my house still messy?”
Akin to when I was pregnant with Brendon and am famously quoted, by my Aunt Paula, asking my older sister, “What do you do all day?”. She was a stay at home mom already and I was obviously clueless to what I would be doing all day long with an infant. Picturing lots of free time, napping, reading a book or two, etc. Reality was harsh.
On the really rough days, one more boy added to the mix, I looked longingly at the moms of school age children. They had it made or so it seemed. ALL day by themselves. Ahhh. Turns out the school day is SIX hours and out of those six hours, roughly an hour is spent going early to get a decent parking spot, walking the boys in/out and waiting for the bell.
I will say it has been relaxing and productive for my crafting to have a quiet house. I enjoy going to the store without the double carseat unbuckle, the asking for toys and general chaos taking two small boys creates. I find myself daydreaming and most of all enjoy a shower without a little face peeking in the curtain to ask me for something (again).
After our Army exit, I will most likely go back to work, so this year of school bliss, I’ve made a conscious decision to unpack my schedule. Vance reminds me, I may never have another time like this again. And while I could spend my days cleaning my house, I remain true to my one item per day cleaning schedule (Thank you Courtney!). I’m thankful for the FIVE hours alone, but five hours really isn’t ALL day.