Day 7: Teamwork (Chapter Seven)
Many hands make light work—and moms, you shouldn’t feel the need to do everything yourself. Schedule a quick family meeting today to talk to your kids and spouse about the responsibilities you all can share to make your load a bit lighter. Blog about what task was given to whom.
We have been working on this one!
I admit I am not great with it. For too many years, I was the one who did everything around the house – Mom worked so I did most of the cooking, cleaning and wrangling my brother. The role has shifted slightly but really not that much. Mom still works. I take care of the house, the cooking and I wrangle the kiddos. Throw in home-schooling, writing, running errands and helping Mom when she’s home and it makes for a busy day.
And trust me when I say, I tried having the munchkins help out when they were little. It was nice to have help but it almost always took three times as long to get anything done and since, like I jokingly say about mom, I have very little patience – I tend to let them go play and do it all myself.
Thankfully the kiddos are getting older and they’re starting to help out more and more…when I let them. 🙂
Do you need more Balance in your life? Would you consider implementing these suggestions into your own life? Would you tell us about it?
This post is part of the Balanced challenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too!