Another area that I find difficult is keeping the house clean. We have a pretty small apartment, but I still manage to get way behind on everything! And yet, it is a very important part of my job description. How am I to create a cozy and enjoyable atmosphere in my home when it is a mess all the time? How can I enjoy the quite evening time with my hubby, when I am thinking about everything I DIDN’T get done that day? And, how am I going to train my children to be neat and tidy, when I myself am not?
You may ask what this has to do with Valentine’s Day. The answer is, “a lot!” When my husband comes home after a long day I want him to be able to relax, and a messy atmosphere is NOT conducive to that. I want my husband to be comfortable when we have surprise guests and not be embarrassed because the house is messy.
So I am trying, once again, to implement a weekly chore schedule. I spent the day today getting the house ALL nice and clean…well, I didn’t tackle the catch-all room, but otherwise I cleaned the rest of the house. So now I am going to TRY to stay on top of it and do a little each day to keep it clean.
I’m not talking spik and span clean, that isn’t really possible with a 13 month old in the house. And I like my house to look lived in! But that doesn’t mean it has to look messy either.
A clean, neat house is much easier to relax in. And, when I stay on top of it, I will have more time to spend with my dear husband and son.
So, that is goal number 2 for this year, create a chore schedule that works and make a habit out of it!!