Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Found out where the motivation went

After work, Brian took the dog to his parents house while they had dinner. I decided that would be a good time to get my floors done, since I had no kids or dog around. (If I try to do floors with Max there, he is constantly under my feet and tracking all over the floor I've just cleaned). I actually worked up a sweat scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom floors, got in a load of laundry, cleaned the kitchen counters, sink, etc. I felt so good, getting all of this accomplished in such a short amount of time.

After Brian got home with Max I decided that I would stop to eat a bite. I made a salad (trying to be good). After eating, and before my ex dropped of my kids, we decided to go for a bike ride. We probably rode about 3 miles. Wow, I was quite proud of how good I had done all day. I didn't go home and veg, I ate a healthy dinner, got some exercise.

How quickly I forget, I have 2 children and a puppy! Ugh! My children were dropped off at 9:30 it became apparent to me, exactly why I have such a hard time becoming motivated around there.

The children played outside until it started getting dark. (Which gave them just about 1/2 hour out there.) Now you wouldn't think that in 1/2 hour, they could become filthy dirty. YEAH RIGHT, THINK AGAIN! I called them in at 9 to take their showers. At 9:30, I walk in the bathroom to find disgusting black foot prints all the way from the bathroom door, to the shower. Can we say frustrated???? My goodness, I just wanted to scream. So of course, it's 9:30 at night and I'm redoing my floor.

This morning I wake up, now over the fact that I just can't keep the house clean, no matter how hard I try...but not for long. First thing, I let the dog out in the back yard. He's taking forever, so I decide to get in the shower and let him back in afterwards. I get out of the shower, go to let him in...(mind you, I have a towel in the kitchen for his paws), wipe down his paws with him squirming around like crazy...he comes flying through the kitchen, and lo and behold...leaves black puppy prints every step of the way. NOW I HAVE TO REDO THE KITCHEN FLOOR TOO!

I just can't win! =(


Lori said...

You know, one day it will all get easier.... at least that is what I keep telling myself!!!

jlybn123 said...

Isn't that what we all have to keep telling ourselves???? LOL