I would like to be organised, I would like each day to have a plan and my house to always be clean. I would like to have freshly baked goodies for my kids as they come in from school. All those nice things that are warm and comforting and that "New Age Stay at Home Mums Do".
Reality is vastly different to this, I don't spend my day doing ladies lunches and being so organised at home that I can sit and blog about my day. At the moment I'm operating on Organised Kaos mode, this mode also includes 'You will eat your dinner, lunch, breakfast or you will have nothing mode', 'you will vacuum the hair up in the bathroom that you shaved off your head mode' (it has been a week, I'm refusing to even walk in there) and 'get in the car and put your seat beat on or I will drive off mode'.
I remember walking into my bedroom as a kid and seeing the mess and not seeing the floor and thinking where do I start. In that case my parents would normally find me three hours later asleep on top of the mess. As a parent and wife I sadly can't do that anymore.
The amount that gets done in a day is heaps but sometimes the feeling to do more, to be more is there, just tapping on my front door asking to come in and mess up my plans. I've realised the only way I can do more is by getting my 3 Princesses to do more. I've made up chore cards and they can redeem them for a ticket if the job is done to my standard, and I do have very high standards. On a friday night they can swap their tickets for treats from Mummy's Shop, or they can save their tickets to buy something they want and we are currently refusing to pay for. Each ticket is worth 25cents. Its a slow process but they are definately doing more jobs.
With these cheeky faces all up in your business every day, there has to be a little Kaos.