Worst Housewife of Rankin County??

~I do not keep a spotless house
~I have a pile of laundry as high as the dryer
~There are dishes in the sink most times
~Our bed does not get made everyday
~I do not cook supper every night

Ok. Ok. You get the picture.

I bet at this point, you would vote me as "Worst Housewife Ever."

I am perfectly fine with that, but hear me out.

I've always felt a little guilty about not being a good "housewife" bc my mother has always been the best little housewife. But I have come to realize that that's not me. That's not my personality.

Frankly, in my opinion, I just don't have time to do all of this everyday. Life is too short to be constantly worrying about how clean my house is when I get home. Instead, I work out the days frustrations and try to stay in shape and actually spend time with him. We do everything together. We cook together. We watch all of the same shows. We spend countless, countless hours together watching our extremely strict and jam packed t.v. schedule. We watch sports together. We go out to eat. We workout. We travel on the weekends. You name it, we do it together. Except for ladies nights and yard work, of course! And I think that he would much rather me relax and spend time with him than be constantly cleaning. In fact, I know he would because every once in a while when I do clean at night, it makes him a nervous wreck and he tells me to get a glass of wine and SIT DOWN ha!

I do not stress about housework. If Kendol needs socks or underwear, I will get on the laundry immediately. Otherwise I usually do it all on Sunday afternoons.

If we have guests coming over (all the time), the house will be clean faster than you can say "Better hurry it up, woman!"

Some nights I feel like doing the dishes. Some nights I don't.

I do not stress about work. When I leave the office at 5, it never crosses my mind again until 8 a.m.

I try not to stress about anything like this. It's not what is important to me in life. What is important to me in life is spending every waking minute making the most of this life that I am blessed with.

Some say Kendol and I go and do too much. I say absolutely not. We are out making memories! And I would much rather make memoris than do laundry.

When I die, do you think for one second I will look back on my life and regret spending time with Kendol (and everyone else in my life) and wish that I had spent more of that time cleaning my house? Absolutely not.

So for all of you stressers out there, put on the biggest t-shirt and sweatpants you can find, grab a beer or a glass of wine, sit on your couch, prop your feet up, take a deep breath and watch some senseless t.v. I promise you'll feel better. Take some time for yourself. Forget the laundry. Forget the dishes. Enjoy life.

P.S. I sincerely apologize to the anonymous commenter that I offended. I would never EVER mean to offend anyone. I really wish I knew who you were so that I could apologize. Please send me an email.


  1. I can not even begin to tell you how much I need this post! You are AMAZING! I have OCD and it gives my craziness when I think my house it not in my order and the hubbs and kids are not liking me when Im in that mode. Good point...if they are fine with it why should O care or worry Im missing time w them. I need to take everybit of your advice and apply it. This is my year to burst out of my bubble and except change. I might have to reead this post every day but girl I needed this!
    Have a great weekend doll

  2. GREAT post, Callie!! I'm not a great housekeeper either, but it gets clean when it needs to. :)

  3. And you delete my comment and just fix what you said and all is fine and dandy right? I think I will unfollow you now.

  4. Who got mad and why??? I missed something here.

    Anywho - please. If you say my room right now and all the CLEAN clothes i have in piles because I'm too lazy to put away, I promise you will see you are probably a better "housewife" than me even though I'm not a wife. Not even close. We always have dishes in the sink too. Like you said, we have to ENJOY life. We can't waste our time worrying about crumbs.

  5. Negative. This girl right here is the worst. Just ask my husband ;)

  6. I mean really!? Why would this offend anyone? RIDICULOUSNESS!!!!

    But I completely agree and I just want to say AMEN to that. Live life and worry about cleaning later!

  7. our bed is not made today, i haven't done a good job at making dinners this week and it is tough to be a working housewife, believe me i know! but i'm sure kendol appreciates all you do!

  8. Wow girl text me and let me know what is going on who in the world would get offended by the post. I am ocd about a clean house and I wish I was more relax like you. When I am fixing supper I am either starting laudry or sweeping the floors or something. hahaha I am working on this cause you are right life is way to short. Love this post.

    P.S. Yes I am one that gets up and makes my bed every morning. Are we still friends??

  9. Im a paranoid house cleaner/bed maker/dish put away-er, but that just my personality. Its a bummer that someone got upset at you just expressing what works for you.We all live a little differently and there is no reason to hate on that. Sorry callie!

  10. Are you in my head?!? I feel & live the same exact way!! Even down to the "speed" clean that I do if someone calls to say they're coming over.

    Came over to follow you from Hollie Takes Notes. Love your blog & can't wait to read more!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  11. The fact that an anonymous person wrote on this cracks me up. SERIOUSLY.

    Love the blog!! and LOVE that you aren't stressing about a clean house... Enjoy Life!

  12. wow! this makes me feel so much better about my "housekeeping" skills...or lack thereof!! I swear, those are mine and Joe's exact nights..work out, then come home to watch TV and relax..sometimes I do the dishes..sometimes I leave them. And then every weekend we are out of town it seems...
    Just glad to know we aren't the only ones who live this way!
    Good post!!