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I have a 21 month old daughter, and we live in a one bedroom apartment. I stay at home with her.
She is constantly making messes, and I can't deal with it sometimes. I'm obsessed when it comes to keeping a tidy home, and I get agitated when there are toys, scarves, puzzle pieces, blocks, etc, strewn all over the place. I'm constantly picking up the messes. She helps of course, but I don't feel it's fair to make her clean up as much as I do. She cleans up when I ask though.
I feel like I spend so much of the day cleaning and straightening. I feel like I'm not spending enough quality time with my daughter. But, I feel uncomfortable sitting in a messy home. It's so upsetting to me that when I do sit down with her to play or read books, all I can think about is the mess in the sink, or the crumbs on the brown carpet, or the counters that need to be wiped, the floor that needs to be swept.
Can anyone help me?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Apr. 12, 2010 in General Parenting
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