We have a nanny who is absolutely fantastic with our 1 yo twin girls. They love her and we love her.
However, I am feeling a certain low level of irritation over certain household tasks. Our agreement is that she is responsible for maintaining the babies' clothes and bed linens (washing/folding), cleaning up after them, feeding them, shopping for the girls (usually diapers and our weekly whole foods pilgrimage for organic stuff for the girls) and light household tasks (basically, this has ended up meaning loading and unloading the dishwasher and occasionally picking up some groceries for us when already out). Obviously, care for the girls takes priority over all these items.
We have a weekly maid service as well so things are cleaned throughly once a week -- I am not expecting heavy cleaning.
The girls on a good day may nap as much as 4 hours (2 2 hour naps) or as little as an hour and a half (2 45 minute naps). Usually, they are somewhere in between -- 2 and a half to three hours.
I am frustrated that the recycleables (99% of which are baby related) aren't taken out to the garage every day, the constant pile of dirty bibs left on the kitchen counter, the fact that any handwash items (good knives and coated pans) are somehow never handwashed by the end of the day, that I seem to be the only one to clean out the crumbs that accumulate under the padding of the highchairs (yuck!), that wiping down the counter/stove never seems to happen, that I have lost three spatulas to being put in the bottom of the dishwasher rather than the top rack, that toys aren't put away before dinner etc., etc.
I'm not sure if I'm being unrealistic in my expectations or what. I do acknowledge that when I am with the girls on the weekends not a ton of housework gets done. However, that time is my break time from a 60 some hour a week job, as well as my opportunity to really focus on the kids, so housework does take the back seat.
What have others found reasonable in terms of household maintenance from their nanny?