>> Monday, May 17, 2010
A few months after I went back to work, I hit a breaking point. The point where I realized I needed help and couldn't do it all. There just aren't enough hours in the day to work, play with your baby, be a good wife and keep a clean house. Mr. and I looked at out budget and made some cuts so that we could have a house cleaner twice a month.
This in no way means that I don't have to clean my house anymore, but it helps. Gloria certainly doesn't
clean scrub the floors and baseboards so you can eat off of them like I do, but having her allows me to spend more time playing with Jackson.
Now that Jackson is crawling, walking, and putting everything in his mouth, I'm totally OCD about sweeping the floors. It's a constant battle, and I seem to loose every week. But, being a mother has taught me to let go of some of my obsessive behaviors and enjoy life a little more.
Saturday morning was a perfect example of me letting go. Instead of cleaning, I laughed at my baby boy for at least 30 minutes. I got the broom out to sweep up the kitchen after we ate pancakes. Jackson got a hold of the broom and would not give it back. Seriously, he was having too much fun! So, like any good Momma would do - I grabbed the camera and let him bang around and clean the floors himself:)