This morning I woke and knew I'd hit the tipping point, the place in my inner-being that yells, "Get it together, woman!"
|The dishwasher never fits all the dishes during the summer and a zucchini waits on the sill.|
The piles and dirt in my office can be tamed.
The kids will be back in school late next week and they will be fine.
It may take me twenty-five years to pay off school supplies and I don't care.
|The counters always contain bits of cheese, random utensils, and empty containers in the summer. I have no explanation.|
Shaking my fist in the air and declaring, "I will prevail," sounds kind of dumb and over dramatic, but I am doing it anyway. The little stresses in life can really add up to a knot in my gut if I don't take action.
God has a better plan! Sheesh!
I get like this every year before school starts. After a summer with dirty counter-tops, piles here, piles there, a constant cycle of dishes and laundry, and a house shared with kids, I'm ready for my quiet routine.
This pile is mine. My standards slip during the summer. The dinosaur is not mine. It is Sophie's.
Fear not, anyone mired in the end-of-summer chaos. With a few hours of deep cleaning, peace can be reclaimed! Onward!
Do your standards slip in the summer?
Have a fabulous weekend!!