Chores are tough - we have a sort of love/hate relationship. They are a bit exhausting and with a 2 year old todd. running around, they seem a bit pointless. That being said - I do enjoy them. Weird? Not really. They are my zen moments. I tidy up, clean with some green cleaners (Soren even lends a hand most times!) and get to revel in some nice, fresh cleanliness. It's almost like meditation.
And then within minutes it's back to chaos but that's perfectly alright. I find myself glancing at toys sprawled across the floor and crayons strewn on paper with marker caps still open - smiling ear to ear. He's creating, exploring and just being. I love that.
But trying to keep up with the chores, a full time job and wanting so desperately to be an active mother leaves me absolutely wiped. So it was time to make some changes. I have been following this wonderful blog, where the author wrote this great book on how to Project Organize Your Entire Life. I started with the lists and dwindled them down into projects and voila! Our very own chore list. Not in the photo is a wonderful Meal Plan/Grocery list from this site that I laminated so we can re-use them with dry erase markers. It's been less than a week and I am already in love with the system and feeling much more accomplished and A LOT less stressed. Thanks MPMK!