In this age where technological advances rule the world, don't you think someone, somewhere, would have figured out how to get more hours in the day? It seems like having more "help" in our lives only allows us to put MORE into our lives, not just give us more time for what's actually there.
I'm feeling very overwhelmed with life lately. I think part of that is the almost-end-of-summer-will-my-kids-ever-go-back-to-school blues. I was basically a single parent for over four weeks this summer while my kids and I were in New York. That's not (totally) a complaint. I love my vacation, I love seeing my family, and I definitely loved escaping this awful Texas heat this year. However, being the go-to parent 24/7 for weeks on end is so exhausting. My kids are sick of me and I am definitely sick of my kids. K is going to kindergarten this year so I'm reluctant to wish the end of her summer away, but I'm running out of energy, patience and ideas on how to deal with my kids all day every day!
Being gone for 31 days meant no real chores or housework for a month. Fabulous. Until I come home. Thankfully hubby kept the house up pretty well... but hubby's version of clean and "Michelle clean" are two totally different things. I have layers of dust upon layers of dust. I can barely see through the globes on my ceiling fan lights. I don't know when the sheets were washed last and my kitchen floor is sticky. Somehow in between running errands and arranging playdates and swimming the heat away every afternoon, I'm supposed to find time to "fix" everything in my house that is getting on my nerves. I'm very, very tempted to pay someone to come in and really clean, because while it's bugging me (a lot), I can't seem to muster up the time or inclination to actually get it all done. If I can put up with the dust and fingerprints for three more weeks, the kids will be in school and I can maybe have a minute or sixty to breathe by myself!
I have rejoined the land of the working people. A few months ago a friend of mine who owns an online business hired me to do search engine optimization for her. It's easy work and only takes me thirty minutes to an hour a day. But when I'm already feeling stretched VERY thin, even finding that thirty minutes is next to impossible. I end up doing my work at night after the kids are in bed (which is later and later as the summer progresses!), which bugs hubby because then he's going to bed alone.
So to whoever invents these nifty gadgets that save time, make money, entertain us and keep us connected, could you please invent something to make more hours in the day as well as find a way to allow us moms/wives to keep everyone happy?