I had the naive idea that, after Baby came along, my life would easily go back into pre-baby order: my home would continue to be spotless and organized, I would have quiet time everyday, get in five good workouts every week, make time for my friends...all while being the perfect wife and mother.
My life has recently turned into piles and stacks. Piles of laundry to be sorted and washed. Piles of dog poop in the back yard to be picked up. Piles of purchases to be returned because I was too distracted while shopping to realize what I was buying. Piles of toys. Stacks of magazines to go through. Stacks of unreturned voicemails and emails (Can these be in stacks?). Stacks of dirty dishes in the sink. Stacks of books that I intend to read when I just get a little time.
With so many responsibilities around the home, there is literally not enough time in the day for everything unless I fully stop sleeping (Baby is helping me out a little with this one ;) ). Something has to give. For Hubby and me, everything other than his work, our family, and our faith is on the chopping block. The revolving piles and stacks of home will all eventually be dealt with, and new ones will inevitably be formed.