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Old 11-04-2005, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok ladies, I'm lazy, that's all there is to it. Although I am slowly changing since having children and I have all the intention in the world, but no motivation. Ds1 is 21 months and ds2 is 6wks. We have a small place and lots of stuff, but not alot of extra clutter that we are willing to part with yet. We've decluttered a lot in the past couple years... Soooooo.... I am getting better about throwing a load of laundry in the washer, though it tends to sit for a day, then the drier, then sits for a day, then in the basket, and it might get folded before I need the basket again. I find that when I get both boys to sleep that I don't want to do anything but sit - and of course grab a bite to eat. Dh is not good about finishing things or putting things back when he's done. He still leaves his socks and underwear laying around despite several gentle/joking/not so gentle reminders each week and I believe he does it just to spite me LOL. It is irritating though. Dh has a few things around the house he's in charge of - dumping diapers in the wash, cat box, dishes, and garbage. I take care of the rest. Yes I know I should do dishes, but I HATE HATE HATE them, and so this is what works for us. Only it's not working... he will let them sit for a day, promising to wash them after I go to bed, then doesn't, then when I mention it he promises to do them that night... I know the easy solution would be for me to do them, and I'm slowly getting there. We have no dishwasher either. How do I get over my hated of the dishes and just do them???

I'm getting better at taing 15 minutes here and there to pick up and tidy a room, but I only really 'clean' once a month... I want to vacuum more often, but it's such a huge ordeal with a toddler who is afraid of it and a newborn...

There are constantly crumbs and toys to deal with from my toddler running wild through the house. It's so frustrating that as soon as I pick up or vacuum, it's dirty again.

I've tried writing up routines for myself, but I just can't seem to start them. I'm a flylady reject as well. I feel myself wanting to do more and more every day, but then I get distracted with something else...and I need computer time and craft time to work on sewing and crocheting...

Can someone give me a kick in the rear? How can I get motivated??? The only motivation I have is if someone is coming over, then dh and I spend an hour the evening before in a whirlwind cleaning and picking up the house... But then two days later it's back to the way it was

Space is truly an issue, we don't have a pantry and not enough cabinets, so food stuffs get left on the counters. The desk is in the kitchen and stays messy, it's just a fact of life...

I'm so overwhelmed that I just don't know where to start!

Thanks ladies!

~S~ Mom to W ('04) & D ('05) & in April
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Old 11-04-2005, 04:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I wanted to add that I'd also like to have some time each day set aside for just my toddler and what kinds of activities would be good for a 21 month old? I really have no clue - I just pulled out crayons the other day and he loves coloring together, but it's getting old to do that everyday - I try and make it 'educational' and different everyday, but it's still coloring...LOL

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