10/8/12

Mommy Fail #10- Wasting my precious time.

When I say I failed for 'wasting my precious time,' I seriously mean, I wasted MY precious time! Fail, fail, EPIC FAIL!

Allow me to elaborate...

FTD took Oliver to the grocery store to give me some time to clean up the house and work on an article.  The minute they left I started racing around picking up toys, clothes, shoes and other various items so I could vacuum. Which, by the way, Oliver started hating the vacuum about a month ago. I am not sure what happened either, because I used to vacuum with him strapped to me in a Moby wrap. Then all of the sudden, one day when I turned on the vacuum he screamed bloody murder. Go figure?

I cleaned the house from top to bottom, scrubbed the floors, washed the counter tops and cleaned the bathroom, I did it all. Just as I was nearly finished with my last job, putting the clothes away, FTD and Ollie came in. I didn't even get a chance to start on the article. Ugh.

Within minutes of getting home Oliver and FTD had ALL of the toys out, Cheerios on the floor... The living room was destroyed!  In lieu of killing them, I just started laughing.  Not funny ha ha laughing, more like, I've lost the plot put me in a padded room laughing.

As I stood there staring at the destroyed living room, I realized I had wasted my time fighting a never ending battle. I yelled out, "NEVER EVER AGAIN!" and stormed off.  As I sat in my room sulking, the ugly truth hit me like a ton of dirty diapers, I have a baby, my house does not stand a chance of being clean for another 18 years.  Why in the world should I waste my precious (alone) time trying?

I also realized that with the exception of vacuuming, I could have done everything with Oliver and FTD home. The only thing I cannot do with them home is have peace and quiet. So no more!  Never ever again will I waste my precious time home alone cleaning.

I vowed to myself that from now on when I am home alone, which is so very rare, I will relax, enjoy the quiet, and if for any reason I decide to do something, it will only be for me! ME! ME! ME!

Lesson learned: Never waste my precious time home alone doing anything, but nothing.




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