My husband and I just had our 4th child 6 weeks ago! (actually my third, because i have a step daughter) Im a stay at home mama to my 3.. ages 5, 18 months, & newborn. I have my step daughter lots also, so its always us 4 or us 5.. my hubby works crazy hours, & lots of them!
im just trying to keep up w/ the house... i can keep up with the craziness of taking care of these little ones, because its so much fun, but we also make a huge mess in the process!! The baby also had severe acid reflux, so its like he is colic all day long, so i rarely put him down because he just screams. I pick up the living room soooo many times a day, who doesnt!! i vacuum at least 4 times a day ( lots of leaves and stuff from in and out of the house where we live, dust, & food crumbs constantly!!) I feel like on my down time from them, which comes rare or for a few moments, im cleaning and busting my butt to pick up things. they do a great job picking up their toys, but theres always so much stuff and dirt and dishes and laundry..wow, i cant even believe how much laundry we have nonstop!
anyway here is my question... i have friends (without kids) and even some family that will tell me i need to clean, or why is my sink full or dishes, or when am i going to attempt the huge pile of laundry (that comes EVERY DAY, so obviously im doing it) or why do i have toys out and la la la.. some of my friends say, "when i have kids, my house will be spotless and they wont be dirty" oh please. My brother, always says when he has kids his house is not going to be a hectic mess. Im starting to feel like im failing because im constantly re cleaning everything, but someone always has something to say. How do you keep your houses clean? or at least keep up with the daily routine of life with so many children?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Apr. 27, 2011 in General Parenting
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