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So true.

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Lol Love This:
TIPS FOR A WORN-OUT MOM
1. Lower your standards for cleanliness and order.
2. Did that? Lower them even more.
3. Your house will never look like a magazine spread, period. Embrace that.
4. No matter how many baskets you buy to contain toys, they will always be visible. Embrace the Toys ‘R Us/ frat house-chic decor.
5. You can never have too many Popsicle in the freezer. How many bad moods have been fixed by a simple Popsicle?
6. If you can’t change them, change your perspective. For example I read recently – probably on Satan’s website Pinterest – that toothpaste is great for cleaning things like faucets. So now when I go into the bathroom every day and see toothpaste splatter all over the bathroom faucet I think about how my children have done half the chore of cleaning for me. How considerate of them! Then I wipe it off while cursing.
7. Those chores that no one ever wants to do. Decide if you would rather do it yourself, badger your child to it, or let it go. If you are confused about what to do, see Number 1 on this list.
8. No one cares what is stuffed under your child’s bed, why should you. Unless it is old food. In that case, you should get a dog.
9. If you have boys, your bathroom will always faintly stink like pee. Invest in some Febreeze and count down the days until they move out and you can go visit them and pee on their bathroom floor.
10. Don’t buy white furniture. Unless you enjoy screaming at your children every time they go near it.
11. However bad a situation might seem, one day it will be funny. I have a few for which I am eagerly awaiting for the funny to kick in. Any time now….
12. When your child is a young teen there will be nothing more embarrassing than your very existence. Use this to your advantage. Start planning early.
13. Do not paint any walls in your house with flat paint.
14. Be okay with letting your kids stumble sometimes. Whether that is turning in an assignment late because they didn’t do it or wearing an outfit so hideous you have trouble looking at them without laughing.
15. Noise cancelling headphones are great for blocking out whining, bickering and the endless episodes of Sponge Bob.
16. Socks do not have to match. Every day is Crazy Sock Day at my house, which is infinitely better than Crazy Mom Day.
17. The crayons will break and it is okay to throw them away rather then save them to make some sort of craft that involves the hair dryer. In fact, I give you permission to not feel guilty about all the crafts you know you will never do.
18. Your children will not die from eating the occasional hot dog or frozen pizza. And by occasional I mean more than you are really willing to admit.
19. If your children are driving you crazy arguing with each other, start an argument with them. Then your children will bond over their mutual hatred of you and be quiet.
20. Children do not appreciate top sheets or high thread counts. Buy neither.
21. Homework time is the worst time of the day. Help your kids and yourself by having a designated time and a quiet place to do homework. Preferably in a neighbor’s home.
22. Just say No to ironing.
23. Last, but not least, some chocolate and some really bad TV makes everything seem a little better.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 31, 2016 at 8:43 AM
Cute lol
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 31, 2016 at 9:05 AM
My grandmother badgers me all of the time for my house not being spotless...I'm like dude whatever lol

Quoting Anonymous 2: Cute lol
143myboys9496
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2016 at 9:11 AM

My mother used to ask me why I didn't stay home from my boys' baseball games and clean the house...

um-cuz' they won't remember that they could have eaten off the kitchen floor, they WILL remember I went to their games. 

Even now at 21 and 19-it's a monthly reminder "PULEEZZE, can you guys just clean up after yourselves? Thank you! Mom, out!" LOL

The list though, is right.

gsmom9
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2016 at 9:30 AM

How do I get this on my Facebook page? Too funny

gsmom9
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2016 at 9:33 AM

ooo, I figured it out


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 31, 2016 at 9:36 AM
Omg! Love this! I put something similar on my FB and my sister commented she agreed with most except she never allows the home to be disorderly. That's when I reminded her that a) she has 2 kids vs my 4, b) she has a cleaning crew who comes 2x/week, and c) she's a stay at home right now.
Merry-Jane
by on Jan. 31, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Lol, love it.

mojogirl
by Ouiser Boudreaux on Jan. 31, 2016 at 10:07 AM
Hahahaha!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 31, 2016 at 10:32 AM
I have 3....I clean and clean and clean plus my full time job...nah it's not gonna look like jlo house

Quoting Anonymous 3: Omg! Love this! I put something similar on my FB and my sister commented she agreed with most except she never allows the home to be disorderly. That's when I reminded her that a) she has 2 kids vs my 4, b) she has a cleaning crew who comes 2x/week, and c) she's a stay at home right now.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 31, 2016 at 10:37 AM
I am still in bed procrastinating the cleaning of my kitchen.
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