My survival plan:
Sleep in about one hour later on Saturday. Empty dishwasher and start laundry. Basic straightening of house. Pay bills.
Wake kids, expect rooms cleaned and dirty laundry in basket before any activities, computer etc.
Require one hour from each kid to help do whatever I need done.
Kids get extra allowance for doing their own laundry and need to do it by age 12 or they do it for free! Kids clean up after meals and run dishwasher. I plan meals and grocery shop.
Friday night is kids make their own meal while Mom and Dad have date night. If you can, take the family out for pizza, drop the kids home and go on your date.
at 10:37 PM on Jun. 21, 2008