Pretending to Have the House in Order

CIMG1170 Sometimes I get caught up in {insert distraction/guilty pleasure here} and do not get as much done as I hoped to accomplish during the day.  I have begun to realize that this is okay and that I can get to it tomorrow and I am just too type A and organized to fully just let myself and my home go.  But in the midst of all of this I have learned that there are a few things I DO need to accomplish daily as to appear to have it all together and to keep my husband (and one day family) happy and believing I am the hard working homemaker I desire to be.  Such things are…

food on the table

clean underwear

bed made

food in the house

major clutter clear

clean toilet (more so my pet peeve)

My husband will not know the difference if I did not get to dusting the fans, washing our curtains yearly, or if the light switches are wiped down.  {If you are shocked and amazed that I do these things, you can read this post here.  It really is not that hard to have every inch of the house spotless.  I promise.}CIMG0756 But he does notice when he runs out of you know what or if it is 8:00 pm and there is no food in sight.  So if my whole day is shot, in 30 minutes I can make the bed, pick up around the house, and throw something together for dinner…and no one will have to know any different. 

Please note I am not condoning lazy homemaking behavior.  Rather I am learning to let go of perfectionism and pressuring myself that I have only had an accomplished day if I check off everything on my list.  There are some days where I cannot even accomplish this small list of things, and that is okay.  My husband is understanding and supportive and much more easy going and less rigid than I am.  Thank goodness. 

Anyways, you are all laughing at me thinking, “wait until she has kids.”  I know.  Thank you.  You can stop laughing now. 

What are your last minute, get the house pulled together, no one will know any different, list of homemaking duties?