Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"What did you do today?"

Do you stay-at-home moms ever get this question from your husbands when they come home from work?

I know my hubby doesn't mean to make me feel bad, but I always feel so guilty when I get asked this question. Seriously though, I can't do it ALL everyday. And I know it's only going to get worse with more kiddos. But I have to remind myself, the hubs is asking what I did today, but what he means is "How was your day today?" Which question would be answered by me rattling off every little thing that I did that day, and why it was good or bad (minus the hours that I may or may not have spent online reading blogs.) But, what did I do today???

Today, please just ignore the layer of toys on the living room floor. I know you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you it was clean this morning (which you don't have to believe me, because it wasn't; I haven't touched a single toy today.) Instead, please focus on the kitchen. Isn't it lovely today? Observe that the dishes are all done. Feel free to pull a fresh glass from the dishwasher. You may notice it is still warm. That's because the dishwasher just finished washing. Otherwise, I'm sure that glass would be in the cabinet by now! The table, as you will have noticed, is also cleaned off (as are the counter tops). I also remembered to feed your son...and continue on our quest to de-thrush-ify him. Oh yeah, dinner is in the Crock Pot.

Yesterday, it was the laundry. I managed to do three full loads. I folded and put away two of the remains of the past three loads that we have been living off of for at least a week. You know, the ones in the baskets that kept getting dumped on the bed to fold, then put back in the baskets at night -still unfolded-, so we could sleep. But, this time, I folded! AND changed the bedsheets!

Four days ago, it was the living room's turn. Oh yeah, I even vacuumed.

Another day, I may even shower.

I figure I'm doing things in a similar fashion to God. One thing one day, another thing the next day. Create a person every now and then. Throw in some rest, and you get a world of goodness! Now, that's what I did today!


Scotty said...

That hurts.

Mallory said...

It's not meant to sting you, dearest. xoxo

Stacy S said...

This is all so familiar! There are times I want to tell me husband- "I did do things today! I nursed the baby approximately 50 times, I made 3 meals and 2 snacks, and kept everyone alive for 9 hours! Isn't that enough!" Great post.

Rachel Sue said...

That sounds so much like me. I make sure that my husband knows exactly which room was on the cleaning list for the day.

But don't you hate it when you actually do get a lot done in a day, but you would never guess by just looking around the house? Yes, all the garbage cans have been disinfected and the bills are all paid, but pretty much everything looks the same. That frustrates me. . .

Terresa said...

What a beautiful post! It's so true and sings to me of my daily life...I often find myself "reporting" to my husband the # of loads of laundry washed, the meals prepped, consumed and forgotten, etc! As if trying to quantify my existence. I'm so there right now.

How you end this post stops my heart...about doing things in a similar fashion to God. Brilliance. I've never viewed motherhood that way. It's glorious. You've given me so much to think about tonight. Thank you!

Martha said...

yes - keeping kids alive one more day is always a success! Why do you think my (our) house was always a mess! :)