Hopefully, my mom will come for a little while after dh goes back to work. He probably won't be off for even a week. There is no way I would ever bring myself to be able to ask anyone to clean/ organize/ wash/ etc anything in my house. I don't know why, but I just can't do that. I never had any help with the prior two, so I'm not counting on much this time, either. Plus, my poor mother couldn't cook or clean to save her life!
What I will have is kid info. If she can get them up (starting at 5:30 am for the oldest, 6:30 am for the two littler kids), get some kind of breakfast together, and get them off to school, that would be awesome! Same for the afternoons- pick the kids up at school, help a bit with homework, ensure everyone packs their lunches for the next day, and maybe help with the evening routines. I'm hoping that between dh and my mom, I can get 1.5 to 2 weeks of help with that kind of stuff.
Other than that, I'll be right back to cooking and cleaning as I pretty much know that no one else will do it. But maybe a few people will bring meals, my mom could get us take out once or twice, and I have a bunch of meals frozen.
Actually, now that I think about it, the kids should be able to work together to sweep, mop, dust, and vacuum once or twice. Between the three of them, they are totally capable of that!
Sarah, I get super stressed when things aren't clean, as well. I'm going to have to start a list for dh! His idea of clean and mine are very different.