>After spending some time thinking about my post and in the interest of keeping myself accountable, I woke up yesterday and decided I could do better. I realized how much wasted time I have scattered throughout my days; it’s not like Dylan needs my attention 24/7.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t sit around all day eating bon bons (who eats bon bons anyway?) and watching TV either, but in between the feedings, changings, and soothing before naps there is time to do more than feed myself. Granted, there isn’t much time, but I remembered something my mother used to say to me at a young age (and honestly something I did all the time in my career): “if you spend a few extra seconds to put your toys away every time you play with them, your room wouldn’t get so messy and you wouldn’t have so much to clean up”.
I worked in IT for about 4 years before I recently quit to start my new career as a mom. in that job, I always tried to spend the extra time to do my work correctly, without short cuts, so I wouldn’t have to clean up later. If I apply that to my new job, that means, if I do the do dishes as I cook and as soon as I’m done eating, they don’t pile up and if I do a little laundry every day and dust and vacuum a room a day, same thing.
So, the point of this post is (again): perspective and taking responsibility for my mistakes so I can correct them, which I started to do yesterday, and will continue to do today!
And, with all that I accomplished yesterday (lots of laundry and cleaning), I still had plenty of time to enjoy my son!