Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Great Expectations

 I genuinely expect myself to to keep 'stuff' together all the time. Tidy house, clean and healthy children, hearty meals, clean sheets, folded washing and happy husband. When I don't, I tend to give myself a swift kick to the metaphorical balls and it hurts- every time.



One day, I will learn to be easier on myself. I hope that day comes soon.

25 comments:

  1. Ah the role of a Mumma - it's the T-Rex of roles! But I'm sure you do a fantastically amazing job and if it means you fitted in a game of Twister instead than I think you should give your balls a break x.

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  2. Funny you say that, I was just thinking about how clean your house always looks, and I was wondering if it's all in the camera angle.xxx

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  3. Oh, I know! I do the same! I keep comparing myself to my Mum who always seemed to manage to be on top of everything! Gotta stop beating myself up over it! You should stop it too! xx

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  4. We are our own worst enemies aren't we. I, too hope that we can learn to be a bit easier on ourselves soon.
    You are doing fab lovely. x

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  5. I think most of us mamma's feel like this but not many have the guts to admit it.
    ps. I used to have those napkins :)

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  6. I am in your club. Minus the meal prep bits. It’s a toughy x

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  7. I agree we are our own worst enemies! I stayed up super late last night to clean floors and do washing and dishes, only to have a whole bowl of weetbix thrown onto my freshly cleaned floors this morning... I felt like crying

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  8. I wish we all still lived in caves....I mean how easy would that be.....quick wipe over with a mammoth skin and you're done

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  9. i know why my feet ache so ridiculously at the end of a day...but it doesn't stop me from doing all of the above. i have relaxed a little with the cleaning - meaning i don't vacuum and clean windows every day now. i am not so sure why i ever did. i was like this crazed cleaning machine. i have replaced it for an afternoon beer now hence the tuckshop arms! i will never stop loving a clean home & home cooked meals though. xo.

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  10. be easy on yourself, things CAN NOT be perfect all the time.
    be happy, enjoy your lovely people and don't worry about those clothes needing to be folded.
    go on, enjoy the moment lovely girl ♥

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  11. I am with you on this one. I don't know why we are all so hard on ourselves. One day at a time is what I try to do. Jxx

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  12. metaphorical balls. brilliant. I suffer from this too. I am going to bed with washing thrown over the ottoman, not folded. just happy I got it in before it rained 10mins later :)

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  13. I know how you feel. I honestly think I will always care though....my total outlook on life is directly related to the state of our home and washing pile. It's a bit insane really, but I can't seem to bend it any other way in my mind...nurse, my pills!

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  14. I can relate completely! What is with us? I spent the day yesterday moving furniture around and now I have all my craft stuff lying on the floor. My oldest was feeling sick because I didn't feed her..... oh my! We have so much to do as mumma's - we need to slow down and get over the guilt - I am only just learning to do this! xx

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  15. I used to be a complete perfectionist and a bit OCD but a few years in to mummyhood I realised just how ridiculous my huge expectations were and that I would likely go crazy trying to keep up with it all. I still have moments were I stress over housework not being done but am able to snap myself out of it.
    Don't be so hard on yourself Em, you can only do so much, just know that that is more than okay :)
    xx

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  16. Go easy on yourself! I too always struggle with this one. I find it goes in cycles - all goes well for a few weeks then I struggle to keep it all together. I have learned over time to try (not always successful I might add) not to let a messy house get to me when I can't physically/mentally do anything about. But I have to admit I do like a clean house and all the cooking/ baking done. There is nothing like the peace of mind a clean house brings. The hard part is having peace of mind when it's not clean (as is often the case..)!

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  17. I've been reading for a while, but am now officially {finally} following you on GFC! xoxo, eliza

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  18. I think a clean house would be the best present in the world (one that I didn't clean). I'm seriously considering hiring a maid.

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  19. Far out I so hear you.. constant cycle and it never stops..no one told me motherhood would serve up all this guilt!! xx

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  20. Far out I so hear you.. constant cycle and it never stops..no one told me motherhood would serve up all this guilt!! xx

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  21. Far out I so hear you.. constant cycle and it never stops..no one told me motherhood would serve up all this guilt!! xx

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  22. Haha,
    Your so funny!
    The closest I get to cleaning my house is dreaming about it :D
    Xoxo

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  23. Our house is a piggery and the kids are yet to come! God help me! I have such admiration for those who can do all that and still smile at the end of the day! Jx

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  24. Youre not alone!

    Hope you have a good week!

    ~Eryka

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em