Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Domestic Failure

I've been home on maternity leave for 2 months now and I'm slowly losing it. I had every intention to be completely productive and catch up with my to-do list. I started out strong and kicked ass at being productive. Now I feel completely lame that I can hardly keep up with the laundry and dishes. Nothing else gets done even though I'm home all damn day.

Things that need attention: floors, bathrooms, paper clutter, meal planning, cooking, my appearance, dusting, exercise, car washed, litter box, photo management, computer time (UNINTERRUPTED)...

It is so frustrating not to do anything fun day in and day out too. How lame! How do you fit fun in between feeding a baby every 3 hours, and all the other responsibilities?? Pretty soon I'll be back to work and I'll have even less time and more work. What a sell out I am! I want a life of leisure. What happened?!

My expectations need to be lowered I suppose. My tech addiction will need to be tamed. No time for leisure and selfish pursuits. Makes me weep.


  1. How do you do it? Um, you don't. (Sorry.) I think we all have an image of maternity leave that is, uh, ambitious. But when baby starts to sleep through your night... it does get better. =)

  2. Thanks Natalie! I know you're right. I'm so stubborn in my high expectations of time - that I can cram it all in. NOT SO unfortunately. (As I sit here mid-morning in my PJs and crusty eyes, trying to blog and sneak in computer time before the l'il dude wakes again to eat again.) :) Showering should be top priority. ha ha