Saturday, November 16, 2013

Top Secret!

I have a little secret...do you promise you won't tell ANYONE?  I will only tell you, if you promise...and I mean, Pinky Promise not to say a word!  Okay, you do promise?  Well, great then, here goes:  I am wearing my Christmas  socks already!  Not that I am one of those people who is super-hyped up on Christmas, mind you--because that's really not me.  In fact, I never really liked Christmas much at all for many, many years.  Although, I do have to say that now that I have 3 kids, I am definitely looking forward to Christmas this year!  I can't wait to see the boys get soooooo excited!  And, realistically, I may start decorating soon...just because it is going to take me incredibly long to accomplish it all this year...  

But that isn't the reason why I am wearing my cute little gingerbread, santa, and reindeer socks already.  Nope.  The real reason is somewhat of a nasty confession...it is actually out of necessity!  The whole truth, and nothing but the truth is...I have to wear the Christmas socks because I am so incredibly behind on the laundry in the house!  Gasp! Shock!  The Horror!

Yup...that's right.  I have random piles of clean and dirty laundry everywhere right now!  You see, I have had a really tough two weeks with my achiness and exhaustion, and so, I have focused on putting my energy only toward the necessities, such as feeding the kids, keeping the kitchen in order (with the dishes actually clean), and making sure that there are clean clothes to at least search through each day.

If you don't know me at all, I should at least inform you that I was always a neat freak before having kids, especially prior to the twins.  And even after the twins were born, I took a deep pride in having a clean home.  Keeping up with the house when the boys first came home also felt like a necessity to me, with the endless stream of visitors.  I would even go so far as to say that I was pretty obsessive over it for quite some time during that first year--to the point where my friends expressed their worries about me.  LOL.  But now, with everything else going on, I have had to lower my expectations...so they are much, much, MUCH lower now than they ever were before. Now, don't get me wrong...I do keep the basics cleaned. And I do the best I can, given my time and energy constraints each day.  But, it is not nearly as tidy as I used to like it.  And Mary Poppins would definitely not approve! No white glove tests are allowed in my  house!

Now, in our family of five, if I don't do at least one load of laundry each day, I am pretty much like the Titanic...sunken at the bottom of the sea!  But when you have the aches, pains, and exhaustion I have, carrying loads of laundry up and down stairs is really challenging.  So right now, as I sit in my living room typing, there are about three clean (and unfolded ) loads on the couch, one in the washer, one in the dryer, one in the hamper upstairs, and about four strewn all about my bedroom floor!  Yes, folks, you read that correctly!  My bedroom floor is about as disastrous as a 7-year-old girl's.  It looks like the proverbial bomb went off up there.  So, pretty much, Little Miss and I have matching messes!  (And I wonder why I can't get her to pick up her  room?!)

Finding clothes for the kids, my husband, or myself each day can be quite a challenge.  But the socks...ahhhhhh the socks!  Now that  is something I am not willing to spend the time and energy searching for, for myself to wear each day!  No sireee!  I will not frustrate myself with that endless, exhausting, and somewhat confusing task (where IS that other sock???)  of trying to find two socks that actually match, and match whatever outfit I have managed to put on myself.   Besides, when you're looking for the matchers to Christmas socks in the abyss of the sock drawer, it is, quite frankly, waaaayyyy easier!  Believe me when I say that, right now, I am THRILLED with that incredibly-popular-yet-quite-convenient-for-the-parents-mismatching-sock-trend of my daughter's generation!  Now...if we could only get the boys of the nation on board!  Sigh!

Well, that's my secret...shhhhhhhh.....don't tell!

Happy Sock Hunting,



  1. And I say Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!!

  2. Yes, Joanne! You're totally right! This is something I need to continue to learn how to do, for sure!


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