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My mother-in-law had the kids over night last night, which was a wonderful surprise. Fireman and I had a potluck to go to with our bible study, and it’s always fun not to have to get an extra plate or have to cut up meat. Instead we were relaxed and let everyone else attend to their kids. We left later then normal because we had no one to tuck in but ourselves.
This morning Fireman woke up and left for work while I made a fire, enjoyed fresh coffee and watched my new addiction, Brothers and Sisters. I told myself that at 9am I would get my act together and give this house a deep clean. Having the kids gone is not a new thing, however I usually find myself watching movies and convincing myself that I can clean the house when their home. However when they do come home I am grumpy because I have not done anything but watch tv all day. Today was the day to do what I had to do, clean.
Being a homeschooling mom I have finally resigned to the fact that this house will never be a manicured home. It will never look like the ones I see in pictures, because it’s lived in. 24/7 we live here and I realize that I would never want it any other way. Sure having hours a day to myself while the kids are at school is tempting. Think of all the work I would get done! But the reality is; houses will always need to be cleaned, but kids will not always be teachable. And having said all of this when my kids came home today, yes I was more peaceful, but they managed to mess up their rooms in minutes which means that I still have my work cut out for me tomorrow.