Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Having two under two is all about balance. I find that on any given day I have at least 10 items on my to do list. Some are repeats while others are a daily errand or a weekly bathroom cleaning. I have a few rules when it comes to completing tasks...

1. The girls come first. If either Brooke or Molly need me for something whether it be food, comfort, or just reading a book, that comes first. The dishes and laundry can sit and wait patiently for me, but the girls will not. And trust me, 9 times out of 10 that I try to accomplish something around the house... one of them will call my name/cry endlessly until attended to.

2. Dishes come second. I don't consider myself a very organized/clean person [and by clean I mean constantly polishing the wood and washing windows, not hygiene wise]. One day I should post a picture of what our bedroom, master bathroom, and closet look like on a daily basis. I do however NEED a clean kitchen. I absolutely loathe going to bed with dishes in the sink and clutter on the island. It is the first thing I clean each day, it normally needs at least 3 cleanings per day, and it is the last thing I check before going to bed.

3. Eating comes before working out. Maybe it should be the other way around? I often find that if I want to squeeze a work out video into my day it has to be during lunch. Sometimes I can grab a quick bite afterward but lately it is one or the other. So I have chosen to make sure I get a decent lunch each day, mainly to keep up with my breast milk supply. Also, I tend to get cranky when I'm hungry.

4. I must shower daily. This probably seems like common sense to most of you but I can count plenty of shower-less days during my time as a mother. Now that I am working every day I consider it mandatory. I also find that showering is one of the keys to feeling like a normal human being each day.

That is all I have. The rest of the tasks are wild cards and every now and then I grab one from the deck and complete it as fast as I can. For the most part big cleaning projects are left for the weekends, which puts a damper on our social life, but I envision things staying this way until both girls are capable of playing together while I work.


1 comment:

Allison said...

I like how you said the chores can patiently wait, but the kids can't. SO true! I agree that it is all about balance and knowing what takes priority. :)