Something’s gotta give
People ask me constantly how I have time to do what I do with the dogs. The short answer, I don’t. I squeeze it in. I fit in an hour here, 20 minutes there. I take dogs with me to pick up kids, etc. Sometimes I feel bad when I can’t walk them or spend more than a few minutes with them while I clean out their kennel. When I first started fostering it made me crazy and I got overwhelmed. I couldn’t keep up with everything; the job, the humans, the house. Now I remind myself that this isn’t their forever and I am doing all I can to keep them safe and cared for until a family comes along. I know that something has got to give. Lately, ok always, it’s the laundry. I would rather spend time with the tiny humans than spend time folding and putting away the laundry. So if you stop by unannounced, or without a week’s notice, you can expect to find laundry mountain. My recommendation? Give yourself a break. Spend time with the ones you love and do something that stirs your soul. Find what you can do, how you can make a difference, and go do it! The laundry can wait.