It had been a hard day, scratch that, a hard week. Things just weren’t seeming to go my way and I was at the end of my rope. Relishing the thought of leaving work, kicking off my heels and settling down for the day, I anticipated embracing my kids on the drive home. That was, until I opened the door…
Walking into my home, my eyes instantly took in the horror of more work to do. My children’s toys, shoes, books and pretty much anything else they owned took complete control of what used to be a visible floor. Then, there it was, my breaking point. Another horrible stain from a red popsicle on my formal dining room carpet. Who puts carpet in a formal dining room anyways? It stuck out like a sore thumb joining a few other stains I hadn’t yet noticed.
As you can imagine, being a single parent means a clean carpet is about the last thing on my mind. Not to mention the costs included in pre-treating spots, urine removal from the pets my kids just had to have and more costs you just don’t anticipate with these things. Standing there in front of this stain, it hit me, I needed this to happen to my home and my sanity. I needed to create some order in my household, even if it was something that didn’t take priority. I had heard SPIRIT 105.9’s Amy and Steve talk about a company called Zerorez– they are a completely different type of carpet cleaning service using a new technology. To my relief, Josh, their General Manager, appeared at a time that actually worked with my hectic schedule. He inspected my carpets, gave me honest opinions (hard truth) and, most importantly, was able to get all the stains out. Every single one, even the stain that almost made me shun red popsicles from the house.
As a single parent, sometimes it’s important to do something special for yourself. Our world revolves around our kids, but that isn’t always the best thing for them or us. It’s all about balance and, for me, that meant clean carpets at the very least. I love my home with its flaws and all. There are a lot of beautiful memories here. Even when I am kicking toys out of the way to plop on the couch, I am able to accept my current journey. My carpets are clean, I’m taking care of myself and I have a lot of love to give. Yes, you can savor single parenthood.
Share with us, what are some small things you could do to treat yourself this week?