My kids are 4,3, almost 2, and almost 1. My day is hectic from start to finish. The problem I'm having is that it can take me allll day long just to get normal everyday stuff done, such as dishes, taking care of laundry, vacuuming the floor, picking up toys, normal stuff. Because everytime I get something clean literally thirty seconds later it is destroyed again. I feel like I am never going to get out of this hole I feel like I'm trapped in. I'm not a sob and I'm not Obessesive about oh hey there's a spoon in the sink I need to run right over and wash it so it's not sitting in there type of person. I just like a clean living space, but when it seems impossible I feel like I'm losing my mind... Any suggestions?
I feel your pain! I have 5 kids from 11 to 3 months... and I work at home 35 hours /week.
I hire a cleaning team to come in 2 times per month... which is expensive but cheaper then therapy and depression meds for living in chaos all the time!
And I've radically decluttered toys and put 85 percent of them away so the pick up in minimized.
My kids all have responsibilities and chores to do, which does help some.
Have you tried Fly lady? or anything like that?
With that many small children, oh my! I don't know. My 4 are more spread out, 9, 5, 3, and 1 and I still feel like I live in a hovel most of the time. I do some basic things during the day but the bulk of my folding laundry, picking up toys, organizing, all occurs while the kids are sleeping at night. It is just virtually impossible to get it done during the day.