Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's Just Not Me

The other day I was clicking through some other mom blogs just for the fun of it. I couldn't help but be shamed by the crafty, organized mothers out there who make their own cloth diapers while wrangling, you know, twenty small children. I, to say the least, am not that organized. Sometimes, when I see something misshapen and green crawling out of the refrigerator, I wonder if I will ever be able to catch up on my daily household chores. The ones where I actually wash the dishes instead of watching them slowly solidify into a crusty mound in the sink. Good thing my hubby does dishes (God bless him)!

It's shameful because I only have one child, who is most definitely not high-maintenance. In fact, she can entertain herself quite well when the need arises. It's just that I have a hopeless aversion to dish washing, toilet bowl scrubbing and vacuuming. I do them (every blue moon or so); I just don't like to. Same goes for being all crafty and making my own baby clothes or hand carving my daughter's crib from a tree cut out of our own backyard. It's just not me.

Lest you think that I am the laziest person that ever walked the planet, I do enjoy scrapbooking and recording my daughter's milestones in a handy little book my mom gave me. Which reminds me I need to write about her seven month milestones before she hits eight months. Could get confusing after that. One day my daughter will be able to look back and say, "My mama may have let the dishes pile up and the toilet turn green, but she didn't forget when my first tooth came in, or what day I was born on!"

First and only page of CiCi's scrapbook. It takes awhile for ideas to germinate. In this case 3 or 4 months.

Incredibly, adorable baby blankie made by my MIL for CiCi. I love her and hate her at the same time. Note the rings attached to the ribbons around the edge of the blanket. Too cute! And CiCi loves it!


Brittny said...

Hey, your scrapbook page looks fabulous! Half of me wishes I would scrapbook, but I just know that as soon as I've pulled all the "scraps" onto the table, something else will come up a few hours later, then it'll just sit there for months. I'm kinda hoping to scrap a little for a couple of Xmas presents this year--will it happen? Who knows.

Brittny said...

I was trying to see which one of ya'll Cici looks like, but I'm not so good at that. I'm sure you were informed by my mother more than once over the weekend.=)

Dorothy said...

I have never enjoyed doing most of the household duties either, but I have to say every time I have entered your house, it always looks in order whether it is "clean" or not. I always feel comfortable at your house. And an orderly house always feels comfortable even if a toilet and sink are messy or the floor isn't vacuumed. I have never really had the desire to scrapbook, I prefer just to put pictures in a photo album and let the pictures do the work instead of adding to it. I love that you do those things and do it well! Your children will have something to treasure in those books. The memory of a mother's love is more important to me than whether a house was in top shape.