I have this little story that runs in my head about me as the perfect wife and mother. My husband and kids go off to work and school each day with tasty, healthy and exciting lunches that I've made and packed, and clothes that have been washed and ironed well in advance (not frantically that morning). When they come home at the end of the day, the house is clean and tidy
(no mess piling up like this....)
...the gardens blooming and weed free and a tasty inviting dinner is on the table.
I have time to spend with my kids after school, helping with homework, and playing games and having fun outside. Then the evenings are spent relaxing with my husband - (this does not mean slumped in a heap together in front of the TV).
Do you have this same dream? or am I the only one?? Why?? I often wonder why I think it would be nice to be like this - it makes me think of the movie The Stepford Wives, where there was a whole town of wives and mothers just like this - only they had a chip implanted in their brains to make them so! (or were they turned into robots?? ) the point is, it was an artificial state - not something that happens in the real world, is it??
Why do we strive to be perfect - wouldn't life be dull if we all were?
At least my house is lived in! The toys are played with..
The garden may not be weed free, but we do have things that grow in the chaos!!
And best of all I have a whole big pile of sewing projects waiting for me to sink my creative teeth into!!
Even if sometimes things don't turn out pefect (or the way you planned) - they are still loved..
I guess it's just a matter of how you look at things. My family is well fed and looked after. The house is reasonably tidy, and we do have a lot of family fun together.
Some days I just feel like I can't be bothered - sometimes I get over it, suck it up and get on doing those things that need doing. Staying at home means you have to be your own motivator, which isn't always easy. Now and again, it's ok to take a day off and do NOTHING!
My Stepford dream will always be there, and every now and then the house and gardens are both done and tidied, cleaned and weeded together. Then we play a game, have something to eat, or do pretty much anything, and it's no longer a magazine perfect picture with nothing out of place.
It's as it should be!!
It's as it should be!!
Life is good, but it doesn't hurt to always strive to be just a little better.....
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