Yesterday morning, this house started off spotless. Everything was clean and tidy. My 3 boys went to a birthday party at 1 pm and were supposed to stay the night (my 7 yo twins changed their mind and came home around 9 pm) So all day long, it was the step kids ss13 and sd11, mine and dh's dd4 and our baby dd1.
I made it clear that, aside form tidying up after the baby, I am NOT cleaning. That they can all clean up after themselves. Well, that didn't work well! this house is a sty today! skids clothes are all over the floor. sweaters, jackets, hits, mitts of the skids all over the house! I told dh that either him or one of the sk's can load the dishwasher last night but nobody did. You cannot see my dinning room table still! the dinner dishes were never cleared. I asked the sk's to clean it after dinner but they didn't bother and dh didn't bother telling them they have to. dh decided to bake cookies last night and did not bother cleaning up afterwards so there is a mess of measuring cups and flour and ALL items used to make the cookies on the counters and stove. it's horrid.
I cooked dinner last night and made sure to clean up every scrap of mess i made while doing so. My baby emptied her toy baskets and I cleaned those up. She also got a hold of her diaper bag and emtied it so I cleaned that. I put all of her sippy cups in the sink and cleaned off her high chair as well. I had dd4 clean up her toys and her bedroom before she went to bed.There isn't a scrap of mess in this house that I, my 4 yo dd, my twins or the baby made.
I don't think it's a terrible idea for dh and the sk's to clean up after themselves and give me a break for once! It seems like I'm their maid. That they do nothing but have fun the entire time they're here every weekend and niether have to lift a dish to help out. wtf?! My twins came home at 9, and were in bed by 10 and I made them clean up their goody bag mess that they made during the hour they were home. So ALL this mess is made by the sk's and dh. and dh plans to take the two of them out this afternoon while my kids and I have to sit in this mess?! I don't think so! Gonna have to be a wicked step mother and nagging wife today! Wish me luck! Mwahaha!