Housewives can carry a certain amount of guilt when it comes to house work. Well, if your anything like me you do anyway. There always seems to be one day a week… usually Saturday’s… when I look at my messy house and think if I have to pick this house up one more time then I am going to go CRAZY. I have no idea how I get the house looking presentable every day and then its like magic… I wake up and its a mess again. Of course all adults, men and women alike, feel this way once in a while and props to all who work and manage to keep their house constantly clean with small children, but for a house wife it is a tad different.
Personally, I feel like there is no excuse for me to NOT have the house clean every day. I suffer from guilt every once in a while because there are toys littered about and dishes in the sink because as a homemaker that is part of my job. I feel as I can’t rationalize it with excuses such as I have had a stressful day at work or I haven’t been home long enough to pick things up. Even though the children might not be cooperating the best that day or you’ve not had a minute alone in days I still can’t seem to tell myself that it is alright to not have a clean house every once in a while. I’m sure you other mothers/homemakers/housewives all know the feeling. It is something similar to the feeling of forgetting something, but can’t seem to remember what. That is what it feels like to me mixed with the feeling of your skin crawling, anxiety and pure mental exhaustion, but for all the other homemakers out there I am here to try and help us all feel better about pushing your job aside for a day.
I have to tell myself it is perfectly fine to have a day where your job isn’t done. I also mean not just a day where you have other plans and neglect that house work, but days where you sit in the midst of it all and are simply just lazy. A day where you sit on your bed, do something you enjoy and watch a movie. A day where you catch up on a good book or Netflix an a entire mind-numbing television series. We all need days like this. Homemakers need a day off too and I hope you all get one very soon.