Originally Posted by phathui5
My poor kids. The house being a mess today was driving me nuts and I was not a nice person to be around. Has anyone here figured out a way to keep the house in order? I'm just so much more relaxed when the house looks nice.
I don't sleep.I realized when I was still pregnant with my 2nd that I am much nicer if whatever floor I've just left (downstiars/upstairs) is pretty picked up or at least I can see the floor and my kitchen NEEDS to be clean every night or I am one mean cook.DH puts the older kids to sleep and in between nursing the baby I get my donwstairs chores done and then drink a cup of tea,glass of wine,margarita,eat a piece of really good chocolate....and enjoy the cleaness and silence and no demands for at least 5 minutes.Sometimes I don't feel done until after midnight.Right now I am leaving it because my computer has been acting up and I haven't been online had adult conversation with someone other than DH for several,several weeks.
I have been so needing MoM.There have been so many times lately when I've felt torn in several directions.Like the time I left DS#2 with DH and took the others to the park across the street from our house.I just get to the park and turn around to see DS#2 and the dog escaping into the street(we live in a condo complex).I am thinking where's DH?I lock the others in the park(yay for locking gates in parks)I go back corral the dog and bring DS to the park.When I get back DH is playing video games and says by the time I realzied he was gone (from sitting next to him) he was with you,besides you left the gate open.
I shared this with some local mamas I know and figure it might help Flapjack.
I had been having a really into the groove kinda day and was feeling quite proud of myself.I had gotten some hosuework done played with the 1 and 3 year old, we were just floating.I let the little ones play outside in the yard while I nursed the baby until DS#2 comes in dripping lavendar paint from his hands talking about a need to wash his sticky hands.
I freak and swoop him up into the bathroom and tell him to wash his hands.I go to find DD's head completely covered in lavender paint.She looked like a mime.I swoop her in freaking about lead ect.I got most of the paint off of them and then I threw them in the tub.As I'm carting them upstairs DH comes home from surfing and asks me what he can do to help.I tell him to grab the baby who is crawling out the back door.I managed to clean the paint off the floors (thank goodness we had put in laminate floors!) and off the kids although I just got the rest of the paint out of DD's hair yesterday.I also told DH to get rid of anything that is not a child's toy from the backyard.I wished I had gotten pictures of them but I was so busy freaking about lead that I didn't get a chance.
Happy New Year!