Monday, March 1, 2010

How do "super mom's" do it?

Super moms! You know the type. You walk into their house and there is organization emanating from every angle of the house. There are chore charts, FHE charts, the floors are clean, the walls are spotless and there is a mysterious sweet smell filling the rooms. HOW DO THEY DO IT!?

I try. I feel like I am always cleaning, cooking, folding, entertaining, cleaning, cooking, folding....etc. and to top it off I am always attempting to think of new ideas to make my house run smoother but still, at the end of the day laundry is spilling out of the basket waiting to be folded, dishes are in the sink waiting to be cleaned up from dinner and don't even get me started on the bathrooms! AH! We haven't even touched on paying the bills AND dropping them off in the mailbox.

My question is there ever a moment where a mom looks at day to day life and says,"I've got this all figured out!?"

Don't get me wrong. My kids are great! Elijah is a good kid (most of the time) and Ariana is well...cute. Also, my house isn't disgusting. it is mostly clean is not "super mom" clean. I am just too tired/lazy/would rather do other things to put in the time necessary for this organization. Maybe there is something I am missing. Does anyone have a quick trick to become a mom superhero?


katieanne said...

i'm definitely no supermom - but i've learned to relax a little bit. i'm okay with being okay. and the blog helps me to focus on the good we're doing, and the funny times, so i don't get too overwhelmed with all we're not doing.
step 1 - realize you can't do it all - those who do are merely an illusion!

My Cranium said...

I agree with katieanne. Laundry and dishes never get "done" as in "you never have to do it again." So you set yourself a minimum goal for the day: Today X number of loads of laundry equals "done." After you've finished that, it doesn't matter what else gets dirty, because it's tomorrow's laundry.
Organization helps. Charts and lists help. Throwing everything into the closet right before your visiting teachers show up also helps. ;)

Packer Family said...

I feel the same way and I think it will get a bit easier as the kids get older and we gain more experience:) and sanity:)

Posey said...

thanks for the comments ladies! I have heard, and I try to focus on my "wins" for the day. It is just sometimes, I want more!

You all have some great suggestions. What good moms you are!