my kids b*tch and moan about helping.
It takes them FOREVER, to pick up one room, literally, I could leave them in a room all day, and it will not be finished by the end of the day. (And it wasn't that messy to begin with!)
What we have been doing is while one is in the shower, the other big kid ( with help from the 3 yr old) picks up the living room, and they alternate who goes first.
But for example, right now, they were coloring at the table, one is still coloring, I told them to clean it up, and ds says "but I am still coloring", I said " that is fine, but they can clean up their mess. Clean it up please"
I went down to work on diaper laundry and come up and yo gabba gabba is on, and the table is still a mess.
I am one of those internal perfectionists, I need things neat and tidy, and a certain way, but if I do it, and then it gets messed up once or twice, I give up and become depressed, because "what is the point? It is never going to stay the way I want it"
I NEED to get DH and the kids on board while I am still in this cleaning phase, but I don't know how, and I don't want to do it in such a way that they really fight me.
Mommy of FIVE!!!
Tara~12.16.03 Zachary~5.17.05 Rowan~1.17.09 Willow~8/10/11 Baby~ EDA 1/27/13