Saturday, July 16, 2011

i need a maid

remember when saturday was the day that everyone got all of their chores done? i do. so, today i cleaned. then i realized that i don't just clean on saturday. i clean every day. so i thought to myself, have i always needed to clean this much? nothing really changed in our lives-except having a baby....and how dirty can a baby be? it turns out, they can be dirty. very dirty.

the day after gavin's first birthday, i came downstairs and realized that gavin got a lot of toys. maybe it was just the excitement of the day of his actual party that i failed to notice the plethora of new toys. if you're a mom, i'm sure you can relate to this feeling. i literally said to myself, "how does one baby need SO many toys?!" i still find myself asking that question almost daily.

since his birthday, we have added to the collection, thanks mostly to grandma. as i clean up everyday, i am simply stunned at how his toys somehow end up in every room of the house. how is this? there are toys in the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, our bedroom and yes, even the bathroom. i'm sure the answer is obvious to you if you have children; however, gavin isn't even mobile yet. :) am i the one carryng his toys to various rooms? how do they end up in rooms that gavin didn't even go into that day? i'm at a loss.

i am learning that as a mom, my job never ends. there's always a load of laundry to be done each day, toys to pick up, dishes to clean, and things to put away. so, i'd like to give a shout out to the mothers out there who have more than one child. i seriously applaud each of you....and i totally understand why moms need housecleaners!

how do you keep your house clean and clutter free?

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