When I found out we were going to become parents I said (to myself & aloud) “We’re not going to let baby stuff take over our house”. Ha! Yea..that’s funny! I wouldn’t say we have failed miserably, but I can honestly say there is plenty of room for improvement!
Lately even when the apartment is straightened up it feels cluttered & messy. There’s just so much stuff everywhere! Yesterday I was telling matt that I want to de-clutter, but when I look around I don’t see anything I can get rid of or put away. Ugh. It’s not a good feeling.
How do people keep small spaces well organized even when a baby comes along (with ALL his stuff)?! I’m not sure.
I think the actual problem for me is pulling myself away from him long enough to do anything above the bare minimum. When I do get a minute I run around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to do 15 different things and completing nothing. Thankfully Matt has been great about picking up the slack & encouraging me to just relax about the mess sometimes.
As much as the clutter does aggravate me at times it’s not as bothersome as I would have thought. I’m grateful that laying in the floor doing tummy time and taking walks with Alistair in the wrap are at the very top of my daily to-do list (who am I kidding I don’t make lists anymore).
At the end of the day I feel very pleased that I can honestly say “I was a good mom today”. I’m going to cherish that for now because as he grows older I’m sure there will be days that I’ll feel I could have been a better mom.