My house is clean! OK, not really, but from where I’m sitting it looks clean, at least the living room is picked up. My 2 year old’s speech therapist came this morning so I HAD to clean up. And I cleaned up my kids room yesterday. I know, I know they should be cleaning their own room by now, but it was so completely terrible something had to be done.
My 6, 5 and 2 year old all share a room. We should move the girls down stairs, but their room would be so far away from my room I would worry to much. Anyhow, I think I can enforce room clean up much better now that is not covered with toys and clothes.
And I’m tired, I’m tired of the mad rush to clean to house every time someone is coming over. I’m really embarrassed when someone stops by unexpectedly and want to come into my messy house–can’t they call first! Currently we live by the 25/75/100 rule. 25% of the time the house is picked up and ready for visitors, 75% of the time it is not, and 100% of the time my house is in desperate need up cleaning in behind closed doors.
Now I would like to hire a nanny for a week so I can clean up the rest of my house (the clothes covered laundry room, the baby’s room explosion, and the out of control storage room, our numerous miscellaneous clutter areas, etc.) and maybe I also need a maid to help me….in my dreams! That’s not quite in the budget right now. Even sending the kids to grandma’s for a couple hours would be helpful, but I am not so fortunate to any family nearby. So, more often than not, I will continue to rely on my favorite babysitter–tv (sesame street, high-5, leapfrog). I’m not proud.
How do women do it? I’ve seen those women who have a clean house, appear to be great mothers, and have a fabulous dinner on the table every night.
My theory/excuse is that if I could just get caught up on cleaning and get completely organized then I could KEEP the house clean…wishful thinking perhaps.
Now I know I should clean more at night, after the kids go to bed…is that what those amazing women do? I typically clean up the kitchen, but usually I am too burnt out on cleaning by then, otherwise known as laziness, I suppose.
I have always had a desire to be clean, one of those really clean people, but it may only be a dream…