I am sure some of you may cringe, but this is my new normal...brought on by a very good, yet hard conversation with our adoptions worker.... Her opinion was hire someone to help with the house, or find short-cuts! Then her words freed me from house-wife guilt "with 3 special needs kids, you just can't do it all." So since a housekeeper wasn't in my budget I went with the shortcuts!
I now enjoy baskets in closets that hide the clutter, a messy fork drawer, a basket for the shoes near the front door, laundry that is not sorted by color, and many others...most of all I enjoy more time with the family.
I also enjoy more sleep as I am not up cleaning till 2 AM the night before a home visit.
While your "normal" may not be the same as mine with speech therapy, physical therapy, play therapy, family therapy, school, IEPs, weekly home visits, checkups & growth checks, homework, online ASL classes, mounds of adoption paperwork, and other weekly family activities....I am sure you have your list of crazy that we call "normal."
So let me release you...you can't do it all. So what short-cuts do you make? Leave a comment and let me know.. :)
You know...now that I think about it~ I could just stock up on SPORKS!!!