Monday, January 2, 2012
What happens when Mother is too weak, or worn out, to clean? Lately, my main pastime is making the messes look neat.
I walk into the kitchen, see all the work I have to do, and instead of cleaning it, I tidy it up. I wipe down counters, stack dishes and just make it all look pretty.
It's not that I don't want to clean. I enjoy my work, especially when I listen to sermons or old time gospel on my kitchen radio. But I am so wiped out, physically, that I can barely function.
However, I think I can manage some work this morning. I should just do my marathon cleaning. I will have to give myself a full hour, rather than the standard 30 minutes. I need the extra time, to drag myself though the chores. (smiles)
I should probably include the children in this. . . Maybe I will write them chore letters? Or perhaps I will hand out chore cards? I think the cards would be better, since letters would take more work for me.
After the hour is up, hopefully I will have cleaned the parlour, washed sheets, done laundry, cleaned the kitchen, and vacuumed. If that timer goes off, and I am not finished, I will just organize the mess, tidy it up and make it all look lovely.
Then I will happily rest for the day!
The comfort of The Light in the Window.
A Peaceful Picture from my Home - Tonight's View from the Kitchen.
The Great task of Motherhood at - The Mission House.
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