Join Date: Jun 2004
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I'm so embarrassed to admit that I was coming to really FEAR late April/early May, when I am expecting our 3rd child. It seemed to me that my children had been possessed, my husband was in a permanent bad mood, and my house was just too tiny to fit our growing family.
What a surprise when I hit that point in pregnancy when you begin to freak out about getting ready for the baby. I started out small with keeping the dishes clean and put away and doing smaller loads of laundry every day rather than spending all day doing laundry once a week. Then I de-toyed the living room and banished all the dolls and play food and wooden puzzles to the kids' room. Wow. At the end of the day, I actually felt like cooking dinner. Hubby came home to a clean-ish house and the smell of food cooking and his "funk" disappeared. I found this forum and began to lurk. More organizing/reorganizing, more trashing stuff, more giving away... nicer hubby, better mood for me, and my children started behaving better! Now I wonder if it was, all this time, ME that was the main culprit, or was it that the junk everywhere had us all in a bad mood??
I get on here and read, read, read every day for more encourgement and enlightenment. You can actually SEE the carpet in most every room... Every shelf is not filled to overflowing... Dresser drawers close all the way... Best of all, we are a happier family.
I'm here to stay. I love my new, cleaner house and my new, nicer family (and self!)!!
Raising our babies: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012