Thursday, February 26, 2009

Messy Mom Matilda! What is her problem??

Yesterday we saw an example of a crazy, disorganized, Mom..we'll call her Messy Matilda. So what is her problem? Mostly she has no plan. When we plan things we know what to expect. There are no surprises..ok, sometimes there are surprises but were prepared and we can handle it. We aren't throwing a problem on top of other problems.
Matilda's first mistake was that she went to bed too late and when setting the alarm wasn't paying attention. She set it for pm instead of am. I don't know about anyone else, but I always double and triple check my alarm when setting it!
When Matilda finally woke up and jumped out of bed she tripped over a laundry basket. Well if Matilda had folded that laundry and put it away, she wouldn't have fallen. Screaming at her kids was another big problem. While Messy Matilda was the one at fault, she was screaming at the kids. Not fair to them at all.
Breakfast was of course the next disaster. Here, Matilda needs a menu plan. When you plan your meals on a Sunday and then make your shopping list from that meal plan, your not going to run out of things, buy things you don't need, and in the end you actually save money!
When Matildas daughter showed up with one sock and no panties, we obviously see that Matilda has no laundry schedule or routine. We must do laundry everyday. Who wants to deal with a mountain of laundry?? Not me, and certainly and obviously not Messy Matilda. She became overwhelmed when looking at the laundry and just gave up. When we do at least one load a day, we stay on top of it. I go so far as doing smaller loads. Less water, less drying time and so much easier and faster to fold and put away! Try it for a small loads and see how easy laundry is to really do..I mean seriously the washing machine and dryer do all the work!!
Having to face dirty dinner dishes from the night before is the absolute worst way to start a day. Yuck! Waking up to a nice clean kitchen is what you should strive for. You'll be ready to start your day and even have motivation to make the kids a hot breakfast!!
I have already posted a sample schedule. I can't stress enough the importance of getting on a schedule and daily routine!
So lets do this! Get your notebook out..prepare your week. What day you want to clean what room, go shopping, etc. Don't be a Messy Matilda!!


  1. I love the idea of making a list but I'm just too lazy! Wanna come help me get organized?

  2. dawn, your blog looks great!! i love it!
    love, kelly HHC

  3. Another solution: Hire a housekeeper! That's what I'm going to be doing. It costs more than I'd like, but I don't clean and neither does my hubby. We're really messy and fight about it all the time. This is less headache and less fighting.