Friday, 26 April 2013
Finish the Sentence Friday: I am very passionate
This week's sentence to finish is:
I am very passionate about...
... decluttering and cleaning our house. No, seriously. I would love to live in a clean house which is always neat and tidy. No socks lying around, no Legos to trip on and then curse because the pain bolts directly right up into your brain. No toys everywhere, no laundry piles. No paperwork piling up and needing to be taken care of, no stuff to sell on ebay waiting in the corridor to be photographed. No dishes in the kitchen sink or clothes to be repaired. Yes, I am really passionate about that and I try my best to get rid of it.
But you know what? I still feel like Sisyphus with all that decluttering and cleaning going on. Sometimes I feel like it will never end. I pick up stuff, I clean, I put away, I fold, I repair and photograph but still it does not get any better. Can disorder be chronic? If yes, I guess I am seriously ill.
And there is one mighty force in my household who is also very passionate but his aim is more the opposite: cluttering and making messes. And this person is my son. And boy, is he ever passionate about this mission! And I have to acknowledge that he is good at what he does, he is efficient and determined and sometimes a tornado unleashed. I have to unbegrudgingly admit that most of the times he wins in our contest.
So this is probably why our house will most likely never be perfect. Because while I am passionate about it and will always try to keep up with everything, there are things that are more important to me. Like my son for example. ;-)
Thank you to Kate of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine…, Janine of Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic, Stephanie of Mommy, for Real and Dawn of Dawn's Disaster for hosting Finish the Sentence Friday!