Just when my kids stopped singing that catchy Frozen song, they got the latest Kidz Bop and of course Let It Go is on there, so it’s back non-stop again. But rather than let it drive me bonkers, I let it inspire me to share the things that I’ve let go of lately.
I’m okay with having clutter in my house, even if company is coming over. We LIVE here and our house looks like we do. You’re not in danger of having things fall on you and you don’t have to jump over anything to get to the next room, and it’s not dirty, but paperwork piles up, I have my own system of organization with my work that involves piles, and the toys aren’t ever all put away.
And when it comes to my oldest’s room: this is how it will look for a while. Oh, well. I’ve seen all sorts of LEGO organization systems, but he’s in the middle of creating and this is how he works. As long as there’s a clear path from his bed to the door, this is what you’ll see if you open his door. And I’m okay with that. It also means he puts away his clothes because I do not walk through a LEGO maze.
I can leave the house without makeup on. If it’s a date night or special event, I do prefer to have it on. But if I’m not leaving the house all day except to go to a sports practice around dinner time, I really don’t need to try to impress the other moms.
My toenails don’t have to be polished just because I have on flip flops. I do prefer for them not to get too long so I haven’t let go of grooming, but no polish or if there’s a chip or two, eh, whatever.
No darns to be given if my clothes are so last season. Or last year. Or several years ago. Not that I’ve ever really cared about this one, but now? Comfort and how I feel in something is far more important to me.
Trying so hard with people who really don’t care: let that go. This one is a hard one, but there’s only so long that I can feel like I’m getting absolutely nowhere before I just have to stop.
Goodbye to tv shows that I’m too far behind on. If I get several weeks behind on a show, it probably means I don’t really like it all that much anyway, so why waste the time binge watching 6 shows? Delete!
Feeling bad about not making fancy dinners: see ya! There’s really nothing wrong with a simple dinner now and then. The type that don’t even require a recipe- not because you have it committed to memory but because it’s really that simple.