15 February 2009

what do i need?

My mom came over yesterday, which inevitably turns into complain-fest for me. So she was saying that I should do something for myself, or get some kind of help. The problem was, I had absolutely no idea what I'd even do if I were to do something like that. I can't imagine having someone clean my house, both because I'd feel bad that I couldn't handle it myself, and also because I have heard that its jusr as much trouble to do the pre-cleaning required for the cleaning person as it is to do the cleaning yourself.

I could take some time off, but I'd end up further behind at work, and as any mom knows, being home with kids is no vacation. :)

I have no idea. What I ended up saying to her was "I'd like there to be 30 hours in each day." Obviously that's not going to happen.

So, if you were going to invest a little in your own sanity, what would you do?


Looking For Freedom... said...

I'm in a similar boat. I've been working my butt off and going, going, going all the time. I, too, need 30 hours in a day. To invest in my own sanity, I'd take a two-week break from work - but that isn't going to happen right now. All I can do is try to have a few work-free hours a day to refresh myself.

LauraC said...

I would suggest trying the house cleaning once! It is a little work to get everything picked up for the cleaners but it saves SO much time to have some clean every room! Plus what a nice treat for yourself. I think of it like a pedicure - of course I can paint my own toenails but it is a nice treat for someone else to do it.

Kimberli said...

Instead of hiring a cleaning service for a weekly clean or whatnot...just hire for a spring cleaning? Or perhaps start having groceries delivered... I agree with the pedicure (always good). Or take a couple days off work - but have someone else take the kids!

libraryliz said...

Your post sounded like me the last couple of months. I know the cleaning person sounds like such a luxury, but I'm starting to think it is really worth it, whatever the price. And maybe instead of taking a real long vacation you can give yourself a long weekend--and let the kids go to school/daycare so you can have some time to yourself!