I think that I am not alone when I say trying to get back into some sort of routine after the Christmas holidays can be a little bit of a task. Especially when you are not the most organised of people in the first place and I am not exaggerating when I say I really wish I was.
I have complete Mum envy
I am a complete Facebook addict and love watching and seeing how all of my other mummy friends are doing. Even if I don’t speak to them every day I like to know how they’re doing and to check that they are OK.
Since Christmas I have watched with complete envy as one by one they have written how they have de-cluttered their houses. Gotten rid of all of their rubbish and have their houses spick and span. I would be lying if I didn’t say that sometimes when I read it I wonder if I am not doing a good job. I mean these people really are in my eyes super mums.
I feel like I’ve done a good job if all the kids are fed, watered, in clean clothes , have done their homework and are asleep on time and I’ve managed to quickly whip the vacuum round. I then sit down and read how others have done so much and question myself on whether or not I have done enough.
I know full well that this is absolutely nothing to do with my friends and everything to do with me and how I feel but it definitely has an effect. I have 2 very close friends who somehow by some mystical magical way manage to keep their houses spotlessly clean throughout and I mean top to bottom. Their children are always completely spotless and I genuinely wonder how and wish I could be like that.
What kind of mum am I?
I often wonder how others perceive me? Do they think I’m lazy? I mean I upload photos of my children with dinner on their tops. Toys all over my floors. They visit my house and don’t get me wrong it isn’t dirty but it can be quite messy. Do they think I sit around and do nothing all day?
If I could take just a tiny bit of their motivation and their organisation and bottle it I would. I want just as much as anyone to have a beautiful home. Spotless children all of the time and to be able to sit back proudly and say look at this but I honestly just don’t know how they do it.
So from this disorganised, slightly messy mummy to all of you very organised amazing mummies. I salute you, you inspire me to be a better mother and you are everything I wish I could be. One day I will be just like you and I don’t mean that in any other way that one of pure admiration. Unfortunately that day just isn’t today
Whilst you’re here if you’ve got a spare 5 minutes why don’t you check out the latest video from Topical Mums a new and upcoming YouTube channel from 6 mums who are debating different topics from their different points of view.