To Hire or Not To Hire?
That is the question.
A question I ask myself every day. Do I try to maintain my sanity and hire a housekeeper to clean my toilets and mop my floors every week? Or, do I talk one of the trusted college students at our church in to helping me with my kiddos, a few hours each week, so I can focus on my writing?
Either way, part of me feels like I would be failing if I asked for this much help. I’m a stay-at-home housewife and should be doing my own housework. I’m my children’s mother and should not be asking someone else to care for them, if only for a little while.
Well, I’m not so sure.
I’m thinking it may be more important for my kiddos to have a fun and sane mom than one who is stressed out. It may be more important for my husband to come home to a happy wife - one who can devote her attention to him at the end of a long day - rather than one who barely looks up from her work when he returns home.
Perhaps I need to take a step back and look at the whole picture, swallow my pride, and realize my limitations. After all, I’m only human.
Now, where’s that housekeeper’s phone number?