I wonder how people do it. Like house chores and just everything in general.
We wake up, I make breakfast which is usually eggs. After breakfast I need to wash the pan, put dishes in the dishwasher, wipe the counter, not to mention cleaning up the several things Luke has done in that amount of time- today it was putting dog food in the latch hole for the dishwasher, which took some time to get out. Don't get me wrong, I really don't mind Luke exploring and making a little mess. I'm just wondering how to finish it all. Then once we're done with that, it's shower(if we didn't shower the night or day before) then getting dressed. By the time it's all said and done it's almost nap time.
That is a normal day, and it's fine, and I can handle it. But what if we want to go to story time at the library? Then we have to cut something out. Usually that is dishes or shower.
Then there's laundry. I can usually do that too, even though it takes some time to put away clothes afterward and my husband does his fair share.
The main thing is, how can I get other things done. We're still unpacking our house. How am I supposed to also unpack the house on top of the usual things?
I just feel like we'd never get play time or fun time if I do that. I don't want a perfectly clean house, I'm not willing to give up fun time with Luke. I'm just wondering how people do things. Do they give up some fun time to do these things? I don't want to look back and say, I got all the dishes done or our house was really clean all the time. I wanna look back and say that I had fun while Luke was a toddler, that we did fun things and we spent a lot of time together. Luke is a great helper, he loves to do dishes and help clean but his interest doesn't last as long as the chore takes sometimes.
Maybe it's just not possible to get things done. Maybe it's like the Mary and Martha story in the bible. Martha was so busy she didn't get a chance to just enjoy the presence of Jesus. Maybe life is more about stopping to enjoy the moments instead of constantly working yourself to the bone. Because even if I spent all day working, I still would have things to do. But then again, things still need to be done. I guess it's deciding on the need to get done vs the like to get done.