Monday, November 12, 2012

Do one thing.

Today was one of those days.

I wasn't looking forward to today. Monday. A long day with both kids, and the hubby won't be home till late. A house with stacked up laundry and dishes and weird smells coming from the trash can.

It WAS one of those days.

Then I told myself, as long as I can accomplish ONE thing, I will be happy with my day.

Yes I have a todo list a mile long, but accomplishing only one thing seemed doable.

So I started a load of laundry.

Then I found myself unloading the dishwasher. And reloading and running it.

Then my 3-month-old got cranky-sleepy, so I swaddled her up and put her down for a nap. And wondered how long it would last...

An hour and a half later I had another load of laundry done, the rest of the dishes finished, and had colored and played Hungry Hungry Hippos with my 2.5-year-old. Then Ellie woke up.

Wow. Did I really accomplish all of that before 10am?

Now both girls are taking afternoon naps, and I've been able to relax, eat lunch, wander aimlessly online, and not feel guilty about it! And if I don't accomplish a single other thing all day, I'm ok with that!

Tomorrow is another day... and honestly, knowing me, will be a day of not accomplishing much -- if anything. That's the way my week rolls. But you know what? It's ok. Yes there are many many other things on my todo list. But housework with two small children is never complete.

Don't feel guilty about the things you haven't accomplished today. Be content with whatever one thing you were able to do. Even if it was just a single load of laundry.


  1. Agreed. Hungry hungry hippo should always come before cleaning.

  2. new follower - Your blog was recommended by the Vintage Boomer.

  3. I nominated you for the Liebster award.

  4. this is such a good reminder. and so true. I usually complain so much before i get started, i DONT get started haha

  5. Wow! Thanks for this inspiraitonal post, I've got a kick in my day already in the morning! Thanks for waking me up!

  6. Carrie, you're a great writer! Believe it or not, I miss those days that you don't accomplish anything that you won't do again tomorrow. You're accomplishing so much more than you realize... in several years, you'll realize, "I've half-raised my child!" Also you're pleasing the Lord as you serve--he doesn't miss a single thing. :)

    1. :) Thanks for your encouraging words!!


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