Please welcome Lisa Nolan to Meno Mama's site today with lots of comment love and be sure to check out her blog site as well!
A MOM'S DATE WITH HER CLUTTER
Let's just agree that the new normal for moms of the 21st Century is that we are imperfect and PROUD of it!
OK, we are guilt-ridden, sleep-deprived, short-changed LITERALLY, and constantly second-guessing ourselves. But let's not dwell on it because that chilled-bottle of wine sitting in the fridge is calling to some of us, so we are going to ignore it. Mostly...
My real life confession today is MY CLOSET. My husband and I share a large closet but not a walk-in closet. He has more clothes than I do, but non-the-less, I keep his stuff away from my half. And for the past two years, my dog's bed has been in there because that is where she likes to sleep at night.
Well, recently something happened. I don't know how, but her bed is now covered with storage boxes from the garage that I have yet to put away. To be fair, I need access to these boxes on a regular basis and there is nowhere else to store them (except our garage).
But now there is second pile of boxes growing next to my side of the bed. I can't hide them in the closet, it's full! So I just step over and around them.
Believe me when I tell you I'm not a clutter bug like my depression-era parents were, or my husband currently is... I'm a mom and I just don't have the time to deal with my ever-bigger and bigger piles of stuff!
And therein lies the problem. If you DON'T take of the crap (OK, stuff but I already used that word too many times) it weighs on you, like a suitcase (make that several suitcases) that never gets unpacked after a trip--and then you wonder why you can't find your favorite pair of earrings or comfy slippers.
I ask myself, I ask you dear reader, am I a closet clutter bug mom in denial?
I never had this problem when I was single! Or when I attended college! (Plus I could not afford that much stuff.)
Maybe clutter it is like married sex: You have to make a date for it. Then do it. And you are so much happier after you've done it.
So take note: I'm going to pencil in a date with my crap.
Maybe I'll buy myself a bottle of wine. (But no pictures!)
My bio: Who me? I'm craft challenged, a lousy housekeeper, a great cook, and a dedicated locavore. I blog about Montessori and write mom lit and parent humor. I'm also a book publisher, mom to a DS child, a 3-6 and 6-9 Montessori trained teacher.