I was a SAHM for 15 yrs before stepping back into the work force this spring. The family (DH and 3 teens) agreed to help with housework, cooking meals, etc. I work 7 days a week, 8 to 10 hours a day.
I make meal plans to make dinner cooking easier. I do a lot of crock pot meals. I try to start laundry before leaving for work. I have numerous other little chores that I do, such as caring for chickens and horses before and after work. Oh, and I have a large garden. The family helped for a while, but now they're ignoring it. I didn't get home until 9:30 last night, and had made a crock pot meal. DH said he'd done the dishes, and I didn't find out until this morning that he DIDN'T include any of the pots/pans/crockpots. I needed a crockpot to make dinner for tonight : ( Then I discovered piles of clean laundry, unfolded and still in baskets....and the cats had urinated on them. I hate the cats for that, but that's another story. The point is that if the laundry had been folded and put away, it wouldn't have happened. The living room is trashed, I can't even find the dining table under the misc. papers and other crap. All of this in just a couple of days.
So....am I a poor housekeeper? I desperately want to go on strike, take care of only MY meals and MY clothes, and tell them all they're on their own. WWYD?