Since we got married, I have been trying hard to establish a routine in some of the "wifey, domestic" tasks that I have now been given. I had to say that is is very hard!
I don't even have kids, or a dog (which are so close to kids anyway) and I have a hard time trying to fit everything in a day. I want to cook more to save our family money, and hopfeully eat better, and want to work out to stay in shape, clean the house so my mind isn't cluttered, and also hang out with/help out my parents. And there's the little thing called a social life (Bachelor/Pretty Little Liar viewing parties, drinks out with the girls, church small group). If I have to go to the grocery store to get something for the meal I'm cooking that night, you might as well forget about it. I absolutely hate the grocery store because I can never find anything and there are people everywhere! You can't even stop for five seconds to check your list for the next item when you get the awkward "um, excuse me ma'am?" Ugh, just go around me!" I come home all stressed out and grumpy and def. not in the mood to cook. All I want to do is relax and not be walking around a store like a mouse in an elementary school science fair looking for the cheese at the end of the maze. You know the cool kids who did that, and had the multi-colored tubes and were always the hit of the class.
I usually leave work at 5, which is early for a 40 hour a week job. I can't imagine if I worked until 6 or later, like so many women do. I really wouldn't the have time for this stuff.
So basically, I have a greater respect for women who are doing all of these things AND who have kids. Kudos to you all.
How do you handle all of this? Is there a way to stay organized that works in your family? Is it just a day by day struggle?