Some days I look around my house and think "do other adults live like this?"
I know, I know. I have 3 kids and a home daycare. Of course my house is a mess. But there are times that I just feel like I can't get a handle on it. Well, most days I can't get a handle on it.
We have TOO MUCH STUFF and not enough space. End of story
But I need to know? I need reassurance.
Do you live like this?
Is your bathroom littered with toys, crusty toothpaste on the sink, shreds of toilet paper on the floor, stickers on the wall? Because mine is.
Is your dining room table filled with school papers, toys from goody bags from the 3 birthday parties we attended over the weekend, random crumbs of food, and dried up yogurt? Because mine is.
Is your bedroom filled with books and stuffed animals that your told your kids to leave in their OWN ROOM and threatened to throw out if they didn't listen but there they lie anyway, not one but two laundry baskets filled with clean clothes that you can't find that time to put away, or your own clothes stacked up on your dresser (folded, yes, but not put away)? Because mine is.
Is your kitchen a messy, cluttered mess with always at least a few dishes in the sink, half eaten packs of crackers on the counter, and mystery containers in the fridge of who the hell knows what (along with a half empty bottle of wine)? Because mine is.
Don't even get me started on the rest of the house. There are toys everywhere. Some broken and some that are never even played with at all. Books in every part of the house...most with missing or torn pages. Shoes. Oh good God, the shoes. We are drowning in piles of shoes. Just this weekend, I went to Target (I know...shocking) and got a bin to place at the back door so the kids could put their shoes in it. It is already full but the shoes remain on the steps, under the sofa, under the dining room table.
Please people, tell me that other adults live like this. Because sometimes I feel like a kid just playing house...and that I am not doing a good job at it.
And if you do live like this, know that you are NOT alone. You are awesome. You are just trying to live life to the fullest and don't give a crap about a clean house. Right? RIGHT?