Tuesday Talk-Let it Go

Hey There, Tuesday!

Yesterday, when the kiddos were out of school, I was productive but we also snuggled on the couch and had the easiest, lazy morning.  I know my days are super limited for how much longer some of my kiddos are interested in snuggling on the couch with me, so I take full advantage!  It was absolutely perfect and the best way to start my week.  Hope your week is off to a great start as well!

It’s Tuesday Talk over here on the blog.  That day every month where Fancy Ashley and I team up to chat about anything and everything!

If you missed our link-up in January, you should check it outI re-introduced myself for everyone who’s new to the space.  WELCOME!  And feel free to go learn a little more about me.  🙂

Okay, in this world full of Pinterest moms, over the top children’s birthday parties, and life in general through an Instagram filter sometimes it’s hard for us as women, wives, and moms not to feel a little overwhelmed.  We CANNOT do it all!  But sometimes it feels like we should be.  Right?  

Today, I wanna talk to you about those things you let go as a wife or mom.  I’m talking about the things we’d really like to control but we can’t keep dinner on the table, laundry semi-caught up, homework finished, and all the things…so what are the things we “let go”.

I have two major things on my list {and a handful of others-I’m not Super Woman} to share…

*Laundry Put Away-
I’m great at doing the laundry.  I can wash and dry it like a BOSS, but I suffer where most of us suffer…the putting the laundry away.  For the last several years, the three big kiddos have been responsible for putting their own clean laundry away…putting things in drawers, hanging up clothes, etc.  I should brag on Ebby Lee right here…she’s AMAZING at this chore!  But the boys are another story…their closet looks like an episode of hoarders and it used to really bother me.  To the point of, I’d periodically go to their room and clean it out for them, but that wasn’t helping one bit.  I realized they knew I’d take care of it so they tried hard to earn that “hoarder” title so that mom would come up and clean it.  Now…I let their closet go.  I periodically ask before sports’ games if they know where their jersey is or baseball pants and as shocking as it is…they ALWAYS know where their uniforms are.  So…I don’t care how messy their closet is.  I LET IT GO and feel so much better about it!
{We are in the middle of a little room switch up so when the boys each have their own closet, I think it’ll help or it’ll create TWO hoarder closets…I’m not sure.  Only time will tell.}

*Go To School Like That
This is the first school year where I’ve really given up the reins on what the big kiddos wear.  Always before we’d choose clothes together or I’d just do it myself to ensure they matched.  I will occasionally tell a kiddo they can’t wear a red shirt with red shorts {that’s my only stipulation} but if you want to wear shorts and be REALLY cold at recess?  Go for it!  If you want to wear those socks with those pants?  Go for it!  If you want to wear something that really doesn’t match?  Be my guest.  I realized they could really care less what they look like when I’m choosing their clothes-they were taking no ownership in it and the only person it was bothering was me!  Now they choose and it’s creating more responsible people.  

What about YOU??  What is something you’ve LET GO over the years in order to make your life a little easier and in the long run raise more responsible humans?  My whole intent for this post was for us to share, encourage each other {no one can do it all}, and learn from each other in the process.  
Thanks so much for reading today, friends!

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