I just dusted my house.
And baked a brownie.
My bed is made and my toilets are clean.
There are no piles of crap on the floor and no cobwebs to be seen
Washing baskets are empty and clothes swinging in the breeze.
My house is clean so fuck you.
I am so fucking tired of all the memes and posts about how being a mother is more important than doing the dishes.
MPS and I had a mexican standoff once about the dishes. They sat there in murky water for FOUR DAYS before the smell and grossness of the congealing fat forced us to call a truce and clean that shit up.
Hold up. Gotta go and get my delicates out of the machine and hang them before they crease…
I’m back. Still fucking cranky.
And yeah, I separate my washing. Even as far as Boo’s uniforms, my delicate work clothes and my day clothes all in separate baskets. The thought of chucking it all in together gives me hives.
Just because I like my home tidy, doesn’t mean I don’t have a life.
Just because I make my bed every day, doesn’t mean I don’t spend time with my family.
Just because I don’t have piles of shit everywhere doesn’t mean I am a terrible person.
I am fucking sick of all this congratulatory crap for people that think ‘a messy house is a happy house’ or that they are a better parent than me cause they have a colony of mice in the pantry and a family of spiders making memories in the corner of the lounge.
No. You are not a better parent than me.
No. You are not more interesting, happier, saner, insert your homemade hallmark inspirational quote here that you made with your scrapbooking stuff while your kid sleeps on bed with no sheets.
It is a CHOICE how you live in your home.
If you like clean surfaces and no clutter, that is awesome!
If you keep it clean and tidy at all times, go you!
If you prefer your house to have stuff easily accessible and don’t give a shit about dust, good on you!
Live how you want to. Keep your home the way YOU feel comfortable living.
If you are like me and need order and cleanliness then live like that.
If you don’t, then DON’T.
But don’t go fooling yourself that your messy and cluttered environment makes you better than me cause you saw an inspirational quote or poem on Facebook.
Pissed off Kelley, OUT.