I was on Twittermoms a little while ago and saw a contest for Lisa Quinn's book, "Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide To Domestic Liberation". What I have to do is write about what I feel life is too short to do.
I think life is too short to try to be a stay at home mom.
When I was younger I always felt that it was important to be a SAHM. But after I had my daughter, I became a single parent. I have been able to stay at home for her for quite some time. But as time goes by, I realize if I want us to have a great life, I need to go back to work. There are so many things that I want to get for her/ do for her that can't be done if I don't go back to work. One important thing is horse back riding. She wants to learn how to ride horses and in the future (distant if you ask me) own her own horse.
I think life is too short to try and please everyone.
If you spend most of your time trying to make every one else happy, you are going to wind up neglecting yourself and the most important person that you need to make happy, first and foremost, is yourself. If you are truly not happy, then you cannot make anyone else happy.
I think life is too short to try and keep a spotless home.
Don't get me wrong, I do believe in a clean house, but spotless is another thing. I have a daughter who can get very hyper at times and jumps from activity to activity. She also thinks that cleaning up is throwing stuff around her room (I am working on this right now). I do try to keep everything in it's original place, but I realize that it will not necessarily stay. Nor important for it to stay in that one place. Just as long as the house looks nice, it doesn't matter where items are placed.