I have come to the realization that if I am going to make it as a busy working-outside-the-home mom of three, I’ve got to let some things go. Like using real plates for dinner every night. I mean the Dixie Ultra I got on sale with a coupon are cute and functional and NOT in my sink right now.
For that matter, I’ve let go of feeling like I HAVE to make dinner every night. Tonight we had leftovers jazzed up with a new box of Rice-a-Roni. Sometimes we have sandwiches (and sometimes they’re even grilled!) Often we have breakfast (pigs in a blanket are a food group). When things are really hectic, cereal is the go-to meal. And that is okie-dokie, especially with four year olds.
I’m learning to let go of my crazy worries that really aren’t worth my time. Who cares if I’m not always invited to go somewhere? Who cares if Madelynne’s socks don’t match her outfit? Who cares if I don’t iron Joshua’s shirt but hang it up and figure it’ll get wrinkled when he gets in the truck anyway? Who cares if I grocery shop without coupons?
Okay, I admit, I’m having a really hard time with the last one. I mean, once you pay less than $2 a box for Kellogg’s cereal and $5 a pack for Pampers there’s no going back.
So, other than that I’m doing pretty good with the letting go. Just call before you come to my house because neatness was let go about six months ago and is on furlough until further notice.