Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Setting an Example
I've tried various methods of cleaning my house, but the one that seems to work the best for me now is this:
Monday - laundry (all), general cleaning from the weekend
Tuesday - Bathrooms and gather trash
Wednesday - Dust
Thursday - vacuume and mop and laundry (just clothes)
Friday - catch up day - grocery shopping
I am thankful that I have a husband who isn't overly concerned with whether the dishes get washed each day or if the floors got mopped that week because sometimes I am really slack in my household chores. The thing I have realized lately though, is that I am setting an example for my daughter, not only with what I am doing, but with the attitude I do it with. She has started commenting on the fact that I need to do ALL those dishes in the sink. I usually reluctantly say, "I know, I know, I'll do them soon"
If I want her to do her jobs the right way, all the way and in a nice way - then I need to do mine that way as well.
Clearing and setting the table.
Wiping the table.
Moving the trash can to the back after the trash man comes.
Putting the silverware away.
Folding the wash cloths.
So, as I learned in the Frazzled Female study this past semester, I will make a list of the things I think need to be done that day and pray over it. If it isn't important to God that I get it done then I pray He will let me know so that I only do what He wants me to that day. All the rest, I pray He will allow me to do with a cheerful heart.