I just found this group and am kind of happy to have found it!
I have 3 kids: DS12, DD8, DD4; 2 dogs (Chihuahua and Yorkie) as well as 2 cats. And I have DH.
DH likes the house to be pretty close to spotless, no clutter, etc. I'm okay with laundry in a basket, a few toys on the floor - but not where they can be walked on, and dishes in the sink overnight.
What I want are tips for making DH more happy. I can't spend all of my time cleaning because I am in school fulltime. I am honestly ignoring my schoolwork right now. I have to finish a powerpoint assignment, do two journals and a quiz by 11:59 pm tonight. The other 3 assignments were completed Saturday.
All of my friends are either neat-freaks or have OCD personality disorder. I honestly wish that I would have gotten the OCD like my sister, aunt, & grandmother have. I'm more of a germ-a-phobe like my brother...
I don't have a shampooer anymore, one of my stepkids decided to jump on it and broke it. I don't have money every month to shampoo the carpets like I used to - and it bugs me very much that I can't do this. It was something that I actually liked doing - making the carpet clean. How can I do this without spending hours on my hands and knees with a scrub brush and towels???
Also, my son fights us on chores. He is lazy about them and gets them done half-assed and then wonders why we are frustrated... (clean the kitchen table, take the dogs out, keep your room clean - which SMELLS HORRIBLE...)
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