Imperfection Secrets

My ‘good enough’ examples:

  • I don’t fold my sheets. If they aren’t going on the bed right away, they are stuffed into one of the pillow cases and put away.  Nope, no folding or ironing for this Mama.  Who cares if they are wrinkled.  Once the comforter is on, you don’t see the wrinkled sheets.  When you get into bed, it’s night time, it’s dark and no one is there to inspect your sheets and judge them.
  • I don’t fold or put away my children’s clothes. That is one of their jobs.  {My youngest is almost 8.}  I think I began having them help with their clothes when they were about 3 or 4.  This is what I do: I make stacks of each child’s shirts and bottoms.  I will neatly lay out the clothing.  I like to use hangers for everything except for underwear or jeans, so the kids grab their stacks.  It is then their job to hang up/fold and put away their clothes where they belong.  Unfortunately, I would say for the majority of time my kids don’t put up their clothes right away.  I will insist they take them to their rooms, but they will lay them on their dresser or desk.  Several days may go by before they put them away.  I don’t put them up, even if it drives me crazy.  Otherwise they will think I will do it every time.  How will they learn to be responsible if I do it for them?  If they don’t fold clothes {shirts or bottoms} they have put in drawers, they are responsible for ironing them.
  • I don’t wear makeup every day. I definitely look better with it on.  I like to give my face some ‘air time’ so to speak due to acne.
  • My children & husband help with planning & preparing our meals for the week.  If you missed this post you can read it here.
  • I try to make my bed every day, but it doesn’t always happen. I don’t make my kids beds. {sometimes, but seldom} If I want them made, I ask them to do it.
  • If you open a closet, drawer or cabinet it’s not likely to be tidy.
  • After 7pm I do not do laundry. If the kids realize they need clothes to be washed to wear to school in the morning, then they have to be in charge of putting them in the washer and dryer.

I think that is ‘enough’ for now. 😉  These are a few of the things I do to help me balance my time, allowing me to live by my priorities.  Delegation and spouse support are key.


Happy Friday,

Quality Time Matters

I am willing to bet you have a friend on facebook who updates their status frequently about the things they are doing with their family.  To be honest, sometimes I want to shrink when I read those posts.  Why?  Because I know I’m not doing as much with my kids as I should.  However, usually it makes me happy to see a family enjoying being together.  They are the ones who are making quality time a priority in their life.
There are so many opportunities around us,
we lose sight of what or WHO is important.
Last week my children were home from school because of snow & ice from Tuesday to Friday.  I decided I was going to make the most of this time with them.  {Instead of focusing on the fact that I might not get a whole lot of time to myself or get a lot of work done.} So we rented movies, made cookies, did some crafting, played nail salon {my Son excluded}, played the wii and of course PLAYED IN THE SNOW!

 

 

 

 

Make time for your children or the people who matter most to you.
You won’t regret it and they will not forget.  I promise.
Family, isn’t it about TIME,