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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This Job Is Overwhelming!

It's official...I am overwhelmed {and maybe a tad premenstrual}.

My house is a mess...I can't seem to get it clean. It seems things are working against me. Dr. Hubby came home last night and said it "looked like a bomb went off." I had a plate full of scraps in my hands. It took all my strength to continue out the door to Annie Louise's dog bowl. I wanted to throw those ALL OVER THE KITCHEN...I wanted to dance in them. But I knew it would only be another mess for me to clean up. When I mentioned being overwhelmed he said that I should "get up off the couch and clean the house...that it wasn't going to clean itself." It was 10 pm and I was exhausted. I replied, "What I need is for you to shut up." He did.

This housewife business is hard. It seems that if you have kids, no matter how much you clean at the end of the day the house still looks like it did that morning! How is that possible?

I sometimes ask myself "Is this really what my life is going to be like?" If so I need to get better at it...alot better.

I need a day in the schoolhouse to scrap my stress away...but then there are dance outfits to buy, graduation dresses to buy, tball practices and games, and LAUNDRY.

And don't even ask how my diet is going.


Jingle said...

You know...I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all I have going on right now, too! I hope you are able to feel more in control soon!

laterg8r said...

oh dear, i feel like that too sometimes!

i say throw a bunch of stuff out (less to clean) or get containers to hide it all :D

Kristina P. said...

You need a nice massage.

M-Cat said...

Hang in there. Find some chocolate and a diet coke...... put your feet up for just 10 minutes, you'll feel better!

Ali said...

I won't ask how your diet is going if you don't ask how mine is going (I'll tell ya anyway--awful but man, that fudge was goooooood!)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Tell your husband he's in charge for the day and leave the mess and the kids and take the night off.
Oh, and be sure to tell him to get off the couch and clean the mess while you're gone.

I HATE days/weeks like this SO hard! Hang in there girl!

Garden of Egan said...

Ya, there are still days like that and I'm an emptynester!
Like today!
I want to scrap today too.
It feels overwhelming when we want to have some "me" time and there are a dozen different directions that take us from that.

Hang in there. Enlist the kiddos and hand Dr. Hubby the dishcloth. His hands aren't painted on right?

About the diet........me neither.

merrianne said...

yep. sounds kinda pre-menstrual :) but girl.. we allll know how you feel. the end of the school year is alwayssss HECKtic... maybe we SHOULD call it "Helltic".
you can make it scrappy girl :) you got what it takes to conquer this & come out on TOP!

Creative Mish said...

It can be very overwhelming! You can only do what you can do.... As long as there is love and comfort... that is what matters

Sondra said...

I know that you think you are super woman... but why don't you have a house cleaner coming into help you out?

I am all for hiring someone like me... That is what we are here for and we love work.

Don't feel guilty about it. I used to have a house cleaning crew come in and clean my house when I worked as a Contract Administrator.

You are a busy woman.. This reminds me of the blog I did two Mondays ago. It's really hard to not be appreciated for all that you do and all that you sacrifice for your family.

Hire someone tomorrow to help you out. You used to have a cleaning woman last year did you? Why in the world are you not providing work for someone in need? Do it!! You'll feel sooooo much better. It's a good thing - AND as a cleaning woman - very much appreciated.

Anna said...

This just goes to show that being a stay at home wife and mother is a full-time job like anything else. And you deserve a break just as much as someone who goes elsewhere to work.

Make sure you make some "me time." If you need to toss a dishtowel at Dr. Hubby, or take a full day on the weekends where you hand full responsibility over to him, go for it.

Not to mention my mother's strategy that I can only now fully appreciate... set an age for your kids to start helping with laundry. Start them by folding their own laundry and putting it away, and move to having them actually do the laundry. One less thing for you to take care of.

tammy said...

I hate it when they think we just lie on the couch all day. Really, they have no clue.