Last night, about 11pm, I was vacuuming our bedroom when DH comes in and says, "What are you doing?" ...Ummmm.... I'm vacuuming. (Cant you see that? I ask myself) ...he says, "But everyone's sleeping, it's bed time."
I ALWAYS clean at night after they have been in bed for an hour or so. I have the kids clean up all their stuff and take it to their rooms at bed time, so there is minimal clutter in the house once they are in bed. The kids sleep like rocks, it NEVER wakes them.
I am usually up for another hour after I'm done, so I get to relax in a clean house. I wake up to a clean house. It stays that way until the kids finish school around lunch time. DH doesn't see this because I do the majority of my cleaning on his work nights. He thinks I'm totally nuts.
If I waited and cleaned in the A.M. I'm sure I would wake the kids with the vacuum, they are light sleepers once the sun is up. If I do it in the afternoon, I'm tripping over kids and it will just get messy again.
So when do you clean?
(PS - I posted this on another board and the majority of them said "While the kids are in school" so that didn't give me the right perspective. LOL)
Jinx - Homeschooling Scout & Karate butt-kicking Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Brownie Heidi 4/03. Police wife to Joe and Alpha to my fur baby German Shepherd Spazz.