Sunday, January 12, 2014

31 Days to a Cleaner Home-Day 6: Rest for the homemaker.

A day for family and rest.
Yet, the chores never rest.
Food still has to be prepared. 
Dishes still get dirtied.
Clothes still get worn.

My goal is to only do what has to be done on Sunday.
Meaning after dinner the table is cleared of dishes.
Dishes either go directly into the dishwasher or in a sink of soapy water.
The table and highchair tray get wiped down.
A quick sweep of crumbs around the table.
Dishes get washed.
Counters wiped down real quick if they got dirty during dinner prep.

With one quick end of the day tidy; meaning blankets folded, toys put away, and any other miscellaneous items find their way back to their homes.

Remember the Sabbath day. Keep it Holy.
[Set apart.Different.]
Six days shall you labor and do all your work,
but the seventh day is a [day of rest.]
You shall do any work.
You or your son or daughter.
(Paraphrased and emphasized Exodus 20:8-12)

I know I am still technically doing a little work on this day.
But honestly it also helps me to rest better if I know that come 
Monday morning the house isn't going to be a complete wreck. 
It takes simple everyday maintenance to keep our homes running smoothly.

Today, I want you to give yourself a day to rest.
All of the other chores can wait until Monday.
Only do the simple end of the day tidy.
Engage with your kids.
Get on their level and play.
Watch a movie and snuggle.
Read a book.
Do something fun.
Take a nap!
Allow yourself to rest.
Guilt free.

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