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Originally Posted by Breathe
Or is there something wrong with me?!? Honestly, I look around at the chaos and cannot fathom how to make it any better. The only way I can manage to keep the house clean is to eat out for lunch (and all snacks!) and basically stay out for the entire day. Only THEN can I face a clean kitchen when it's time to make dinner.
Is it me? Am I complete failure at household management? Or is this just part of the job?
And while I'm at it, toddlers just take the mess to a whole new level, don't they? There are bits and pieces of toys scattered EVERYWHERE, plus all the surfaces above 3 feet are COVERED with contraband items I've taken from said toddler and put out of his reach. There's no way Flylady has a toddler, cause if she did, she'd know that everywhere is a hot spot!
I know this is not unique to SAHMs, but I am just too darn tired to start housecleaning after bedtime. Or could it be that if you've been away from the house all day, the housework isn't as daunting? Not as much of it, and not as boring? I don't know . . . not trying to be competitive, just wondering if it's my JOB and not ME that's CRAZY!!!!
mama to a sweet girl , & 4 silly boys
Originally Posted by Alkenny
I have two older children, so our situation isn't the norm and shouldn't be "expected" of you.
My house is the CLEANEST in the evening. After dinner, we all pitch in as a family to get the house tip-top. It can be cleaned up in 15 minutes flat easily, and it's nice to wind down and cuddle in bed knowing everything is done.
Originally Posted by beansmommy
We had the biggest fight in our entire relationship over the state of mess in the house-- he didn't understand why I couldn't keep the house clean while chasing an active almost 2yo and constantly nursing the newborn... I told him that if he wanted things as clean as he expected them to be, I could take the kids and find somewhere else to live and he could stay behind to live in his spotless house and play with his fish tanks... That was a mean thing to say, but he's been much less neat-freak about things lately...
Kim ~mom to one awesome dd (12)
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