Adventures of Supermommy

April 23, 2010

Learning How to Let Things Slide

Filed under: Parenting — Tags: — adventuresofsupermommy @ 1:02 am

My house is not clean and tidy.  It probably never will be unless I have hired help and a babysitter.  There are always toys on the floor, dishes in the sink, at least one load of laundry that needs to be washed, and a pile of mail that needs to be gone through.  You just have to learn that this is the way of life when you don’t have a butler like Alfred to clean up after you.  Am I happy about this?  Not exactly, but I just have learned how to deal with it.

The important thing is this–Is your house safe enough for your kids and you?  It’s one thing to have last night’s dishes in the sink, but is there mold growing on dishes from last week?  Do you and your kids have clothes to wear?  Is the living room a tripping/falling hazard?  Are the kids going hungry?  If any of this is true, then you can’t let it slide.

What things do I let slide?  Making the bed, cutting the grass, cleaning out the closet (which you have to do often when you have kids that grow out of clothes so quickly), and picking up the toys (to a point).



  1. I am dealing with stress for the past months now… work, household chores and my kid. It’s really hard but sometimes it’s worth all the sacrifices when i saw my family happy.

    Comment by kimmy8989 — April 23, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    • I agree 100%. As long as my family is happy and safe-enough, I’m happy with that. Which gives me another idea for a post: Helicopter Parenting. I’ll have to find the time to write that one some time soon.

      Comment by adventuresofsupermommy — April 25, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

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