What the Varchar?
When it comes to my work, I'm always on my "A" game, but what I consider my "wifely" duties... let's just say this pictures is a pretty accurate description of how I feel. When I'm at work I have complete control of everything. My files are always neatly placed, my desk has order to it and I'm on top of every aspect of my work. My home life, that's a whole other ball park. For some reason, the moment I walk through that door all order and organization skills diminishes. I can attribute this to three things- 1) I have a toddler who loves to play and make a mess, but that's expected at that age. 2) My husband, a former chef who is accustom to having someone else clean up after his mess and still thinks that I will follow him around the house picking up any dish, cup, trash, clothes, etc. that he leaves behind. 3) After working 40+ hours a week, I don't always have it in me to fight the uphill battle of trying to keep up with my toddler and husband and would rather just plop myself down on the couch and give in to the inevitable disorder that my house will become whether I clean it or not.
With that said, do I want to have a nice, clean, orderly house? ABSOLUTELY! I don't want to live in a mess, have to climb over things or make a walking path from one point to another. Granted, that's not the situation we're living in (with the exception of a few stray boxes that still haven't been put away from the move), but i can sometimes be if I go too long without picking up after my "kids" (yes, hubby does get included in this since at times I feel like he needs so much taking care of that it's like having another child, just fully grown and 100% dependent on me).
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