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Finding Balance: Clean or Watch Netflix?

I have been home for three full days now and the kitchen is a mess, I still need to vacuum and the cat needs a bath.                                       
I really have no excuse because every other Monday I get to stay home due to my 9-8-80 schedule, which I love! I will admit it is rough working 9-hour days especially with a one hour commute each way but the extra days off really help me keep up on the everyday things that a working mom STILL has to do.  Okay, so maybe I am  a little behind but that extra day still has only 24 hours, so I cannot work any miracles. I would hate to see what my bedroom would look like if I did not have that extra time at all. Yikes! 
I really need to keep cleaning but my oldest son Greg says, “Hey Mom, you want to watch a documentary about Stan Lee on Netflix with me?” Clean or watch Netflix? I would actually rather clean than watch television but doing anything with my son beats cleaning any day. I do love Marvel comics, as does Chris, so Netflix it is! This should definitely be a good time. I may never have the perfect house but the truth is I will never get this time with the boys back either. Now that they are teens, this is more real to me than ever!
The toilets are clean, the laundry done, the boys ate real food today and I made a choice to put my kids first, so maybe this will be a productive day after all. They are after all the real reason I work 9 hour days.  I’ll get to the rest later, hopefully.


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