I love being a wife and mommy! Although there are definitely days when I may tell you otherwise, I genuinely love both of these roles. Today my morning has been filled with making breakfast, doing the dishes, working on our taxes, and going through things that have never really gotten unpacked from 2 years ago. I feel like I was pretty productive, but I am struggling with this... How do I maintain a household while still being a great Mom to Anthony? Although I got a lot done this morning, as I was laying him down for his nap I realized I really hadn't spent any time with.
I don't think I have unrealistic expectations for keeping my house a certain way. There are always dishes to be done and laundry to put away. I know my house is not going to be spotless and I don't expect it to be. Maintaining the house is so much more than just cleaning though and these are the things that really pile up. I have thank you cards to write from Christmas, let alone the 3 Christmas gifts that still need to be finished and mailed. All of the information for our taxes needs to be gathered, so that I can then actually do them. I've got Spanish to study, devotions to read, and some form of exercise to try and squeeze in. Bills to pay, grocery shopping to do, and of course cooking meals. I'm not overwhelmed, I just don't know how to get it all done! And when I do accomplish something, I end up feeling horrible because I didn't spend any time just sitting on the floor playing with my son. And this is what really matters to me.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to tackle everything that needs to get done while still being a loving, attentive mother? I don't want my son to grow up remembering that I was always too busy to play with him, but there are things that have to get done. Advice?