Neurotic vs’ Toddlers = Balancing Act!

Before having kids, Clorox = a clean home. There was not a spot that did not get sprayed and cleaned throughout the week. Now, I find myself struggling between what
is safe for my girls and what will come close to cleaning the same way?

 I’ve tried the vinegar solution, alcohol wipes and even just plain soap and water with a spray of Lysol, yet at the end of the day I am not convinced it has done the job.

This is just one of the many little things I have had to deal with in the past two years. I was a bit neurotic when it came to making sure everything was done right;
this included the bed being made (this one is still a must every morning), dishes done and stove cleaned before going to bed, sofa throw pillows are fluffed before going to work and everything in its
place before leaving the house.

Lately, I find myself dwelling on what I have energy to complete. Everything has started to take a step back, since the girls have become more active. Not to mention the fact that I have a full time job. Balancing time and finding
what’s a priority since the birth of the girls has been one of the biggest challenges. 

Though, I thank God every night for giving me the most patient and understanding fiancee, that just goes with the flow, instead of demanding more of me.

Would love some feedback on how you the reader balance cleaning, cooking, kids, working and so forth…


2 responses to “Neurotic vs’ Toddlers = Balancing Act!

  1. House chores are important, but I believe spending as much time as you can with the girls is priceless…los oficios no se van, they will be there when you’re ready to tackle them!!!

    • Thank you Agus, adapting to not being a neurotic cleaner has been a challenge, but Slowly reality & Mr. fiancée have shown me that all that will still be there tomorrow, but those moment with the girls won’t…. Yet there are moments that I relapse and get a bit compulsive… Old habits are hard.

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