Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Clean, clean, clean...
Ok, you mothers out there, how do you do it? Last week when B & I went out I cleaned up our house since we were having sitters over. I worked all afternoon getting it all straightened up and then after the boys were up from their naps I felt like a crazy person running around after the kids trying to get them to not make a mess. I swear, 2 seconds, and the house is a disaster. It's frusterating to B that it seems I only do a super good clean when we have company over, but I am cleaning all day long every day. We make breakfast, and CLEAN up. The boys play, and we CLEAN up. We make lunch, and CLEAN up. We play some more, and CLEAN up. We make dinner, and we CLEAN up. We play some more, and we CLEAN up. This isn't including the little projects I work on and CLEAN up or the normal upkeep of the house which includes CLEANING. When we go over to someone's house it is beautifully kept and all straightened up. Is my house seriously the only one that ever is messy? How do you contain your children to not make a mess? Or, are you just like everyone else and I only see your house primped and prettied up for company? I'm starting to feel like a horrible homemaker since I can't get it all together. I don't want to rule with an iron fist and not let my kids be kids and play and be creative but maybe I'm too lienient? I don't know. It's a wonder that I have people tell me that my children are good because I'm clearly a moron when it comes to raising children. I feel like I keep repeating "I don't know." No answers for me. Clueless. I guess in the meantime I will just keep cleaning up 40 times a day and try to contain the mess without being too much of a crazy person.
And next time we come to your house would you please make sure it is a mess so that Brandt will think that the effort I'm putting out is ok. You all are making me look bad!!!