As a full time working parent of a toddler I take shortcuts, I can often visualise my mother rolling her eyes if she knew the short cuts I take, but fortunately there’s an ocean between us so I’m safe.
When i say shortcuts I mean dry shampoo to space out how often I need to wash my hair – mostly due to time constraints. Crock pot meals which require meat being deposited in the crock pot followed by pre made sauce being poured on top. I use a nappy disposal unit. I don’t do laundry every day. I don’t sew, I buy ankle grazer work pants to avoid hemming, if something breaks I usually just replace it.
Yes there would be a lot of eye rolling if only she knew. But the thing I come back to is I’m making use of all the time I have, if I had more disposable time I could cook from scratch (usually reserved for the weekends) it’s not that I can’t it’s that I choose to make my life manageable and to use the time that I have with my toddler to be with them, not rushing around cleaning the house.
I make time for the ‘important’ things, the other things get done …. eventually. Hey the floors are clean enough for the 3 second rule to apply if you wanted it to. So if I am lazy I’d say I’m smart lazy.