Even though I've been crazy tired these days... the heat will do that to an "almost" 30 week preggo lady... my motto these days is, "Get' er done... so we can have fun!" It works for me, so that all the chores around the house get done before I'm too exhausted NOT to do them... or wiped from the sun. Usually, it includes: tidying the kitchen from breakfast, doing a good "sweep" on the hardwoods (having a baby that crawls, I'm now sweeping once a day), watering the plants and dead heading them/weeding, prepping dinner, homeschooling Charlotte, and picking up after Marley's toy trail. Charlotte now has duties that she NEEDS to get done in order to have fun for the rest of the day... it includes: turning off all the night time lights (the ones that are on outside- because lets face it, I forget to do this), emptying the dishwasher and help filling it back up, picking up toys throughout the day, and laundry. She takes all of our baskets in all of our rooms, and brings it to the laundry room, if we don't need them sorted, we just get started on laundry (who really has time to separate lights and darks ALL the time). She also helps with diaper duty throughout the day, and little odds and ends.
She's such a terrific helper most days... but if she seems to be dragging... because lets face it, we all drag some days.... I use the "Get'er done... so we can have fun!" line, and she goes to town. The girl wants to have fun most days (who doesn't)... but the fact that the pool is just across the street, and she can hear kids having fun, really lights a fire under her toosh. So most days we multi-task during Marley's nap, and we have such an amazing rhythm down, that we get almost everything done.... I'm scared of it changing, as soon as baby boy makes his grand appearance. It takes AWHILE to find that rhythm, and I think it's what I'm MOST nervous about with this baby.... creating a normal, working routine for us. 3 is going to be quite a change from 2... I have 2 hands... but I don't have 3. I have 2 legs but I don't have 3... it's going to be so different, and yet, I just know, somehow... it's going to be wonderful.
... or at least that's what I'm training my brain to think!