I was in a group where a mom was telling us how hard it was to let go of being so clean all the time. She says she can't relax until everything is done and she knows the kids pay a price for that. She of course let us know that her house was so clean you could eat off the floor. I chided in saying, "yeah, mine too because there is food on it". I am the first to admit I am a recovering messy. My friend Jennifer says her biggest struggle is mom guilt. If she is working she feels guilty for being gone, if she is home she feels guilty for not making money for her family. Same with cleaning, I feel guilty if my house is a mess. I feel guilty when I'm hanging out with the kids because I "should" be home cleaning. If there is any thing we can let go of maybe, just maybe it's the "mom guilt". You do enough. In the end what are the kids going to remember?
8/27/2012 02:33:44 am
better a messy home and kids with a clean heart than a clean home and kids with a messy heart! Hard to find the balance though - seems we all tend to swing one way too far or the other! Although I wouldn't mind swinging the other way for a bit! :-) would be nice to have a clean home at times!
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