Monday, June 20, 2011

5, 4, 3, 2, 1......

5 min to take a shower
4 shedding dogs
3 rambunctious boys
2 teenage girls
1 full time job
and not enough Mama to get it all done!

  I am looking for ideas to save time and energy and make more time to enjoy my family. The things I already do are cook all the meals on Sunday for the whole week, all boys laundry goes into one big communal closet sorted by size, pack my lunch the night before, run kids through showers like an army drill (seriously, I can get three boys clean in under ten minutes).

  I also do the ordinary stuff like pick up a little each night, do an extra chore every morning, etc, but it is getting away from me. The biggest problem is the sitter we are using for the summer is less than ideal. The boys love her but the house is absolutely wrecked every day. I have tried to find another sitter but no luck so for now I leave her notes every day and have to pick up the slack.

  Oh, and two of the dogs will be leaving. Kaytee's tiny pom will go back to school with her and the pit bull we inherited is being re-homed.


1 comment:

Reba said...

I wish I had ideas for you. Some days I feel like I am drowning. The one thing that might save me is summer since I am a teacher. Not that it is less busy but I don't have school too so I can get caught up on some school stuff. Do you pay someone to clean your house? I HIGHLY recommend it. Our deal has always been, if I work, I get to pay someone to clean the house (every other week) so I don't have to mess with it on the weekends. I am guessing you assign chores for the boys too? My youngest doesn't do them yet but the others are masters at emptying the dishwasher, refilling, taking care of recycles, etc. Otherwise, I have no ideas. Just lots of understanding!