Raising a family is hard work. Having four kids has taught me a lot of things. I often have people tell me that they don’t know how I do it, or that they couldn’t. That their two have them exhausted and they could never have four.
But I’m not any more special than those people. I don’t do it all, but we do manage and they would too! When it is your life, you do it.
Mostly parenting or life doesn’t feel any harder with one kid than it does with four. Sure the phases of nursing, diapers and plastic toys stick around longer, but you barely notice because you never had a break from it all anyways.
The older kids become helpers. You get the joy of seeing your kids mastermind incredibly intricate imaginary games, which means your two-year- old is blasting zombies at way too young of an age.
There is also this incredible peace about parenting as you go down the line, because you get to see the fruits of your labor. In the midst of the craziness of a newborn, or a toddler, or potty-training, or whatever the latest guilt trip you are putting on yourself, you can look down the line and see that it is going to be okay.
Yes, for the most part having four kids doesn’t feel harder than having one– -until I do the laundry. Or don’t do it, because that happens too. And like all things, phases come and phases go and I’m stuck trying to find the easiest way to keep up. From baby food stains and diaper blow-outs, to grass and mud on uniforms to spilled chocolate on toddler t-shirts, we see it all around here. That and the sheer volume of clothes make laundry my least favorite and most avoided activity.
It also makes it the most rewarding! When a filthy shirt comes out clean, a dingy white brightens, or a load gets folded AND put away a choir of angels sing. It has to be one of the best feelings.
As our family grows and changes, we find ourselves reaching for products that make our life easier. One of those products is OxiClean™ HD™ Laundry Detergent.
We already were huge fans of OxiClean™ so trying OxiClean™ HD™ Laundry Detergent just made sense! I was game for anything that might up my laundry game. so I checked out Amazon– where I go to read reviews on just about anything I’m thinking about purchasing/trying– and they were so favorable, I knew this was a product that would help our family out.
OxiClean™ HD™ Laundry Detergent smells amazing. It almost makes folding and putting laundry away fun….almost! Remembering to treat stains and staying on top of laundry is not my strong spot, so a detergent that works on tough stains is a must.
What part of raising your family is hard for you? How do you deal?
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