Is anyone else in the same situation as me? My to-do list is a mile long. I have a notebook version of a to-do list, a list on my fridge and even one in my reminders section on my iPhone.
Why haven’t we been able to do these things?
I forgot how long it takes to get things accomplished when one has a newborn.
Simple tasks get extended because I need to nurse, or because my baby has to have her diaper changed. Maybe she’s fighting sleep, and I spend 45 minutes rocking her or patting her bum.
Please know that we aren’t complete slobs. Some major and urgent household tasks have been accomplished.
We have updated the electricity, painted all of the rooms in the house, finished the basement into a fantastic playroom for the kids, and fixed up our backyard. To be honest, I feel like we’ve done a pretty good job of making the house our own – at least in regards to the pressing and urgent matters.
One of the tasks we need to tackle is that the light switches and electrical outlets don’t have any covers on them. I’ve gotten really accustomed to this, and constantly forget that our house looks a little haphazard with uncovered light switches, but whenever I think about whipping out our screwdriver and covers, my baby starts crying!
Another task that I need to tackle is to hang up our new medicine cabinet, and fill it up with basic items our family will need.
While in the store, I saw an aisle of back to school items neatly laid out on the shelves. Fresh new pens and lined notebooks just wishing to be used! Granted, my kids aren’t yet school aged, but it made me realize that summer is coming to an end, and that I shouldn’t just tackle my house to-do list, but also my personal to-do list.
All of this back to school hubbub, even though it makes me sad about summer ending, does get me excited for the fall.
There will be pumpkins, Halloween, and gorgeous leaves.
There will also be fall colds and coughs – but now that I picked up a ton of items for our medicine cabinet – my family will be ready for whatever little bugs come our way.