Daily Archives: June 4, 2009

Biting the Bullet


I am an unemployed stay at home mom and as such I figure I have plenty of time to do all the chores and shopping etc. My boys have the responsibility to keep their rooms clean, make their beds, put away their laundry, take out the trash and recycling and anything else I ask them to do. (sweep, mop, nothing major).


Yeah, I give them an easy life. This week I find it is totally backfiring on me. I have been sick for 3 days now and the laundry is piling up as is the housework. Before they left for school today I put them on notice that when they get home there is no TV, no Wii, no fun, until this house is spotless and laundry is taken care of.


What’s the problem? I am somewhat of a control freak. If I ask them to dust and sweep and mop the kitchen and wash dishes – I will need to hover to make sure it is done right, totally defeating the purpose of having them help me so I can rest and get over this sickness. I cannot even bear to think about them cleaning the toilets….How do I let go of the perfection I expect and just accept their effort without redoing everything later?


I appreciate all your suggestions…..


(Crawling back to bed to lay my head down until school’s over for the day.)


UPDATE – the boys did an awesome job and took great satisfaction in the results. I rested, directed a teensy bit, but mostly left them to do it their own way. I am so very proud of them. Prince Squiggy has asked to do the bathroom every time it needs it. I said sure.


Your eyes

Your eyes

I could get lost in

Deep pools of soulful thought

Displaying your heart

For the world to see


Your eyes

Tell me a story

An explanation of sorts

Of  who you are and of

Where you have been


Your eyes

Are deeply magical

They touch me beyond words

Giving me the gift

Of deep knowledge


Your eyes

Show me your faith

And trust in all you hold dear

Your truth shakes me

To my very foundation.