A little background first. My husband's brother's wife doesn't keep house at all. Her house is so dirty I can barely stand to be there. She is a stay at home mom who sits in front of the computer all day playing various games while her husband works as IT for the city. He even ususally has to cook dinner after he's been at work all day. Her house would be georgous if she would take care of it, but she just doesn't. Once we spent the weekend with them so hubby could help his brother fix their bathroom floor, and since the house was dirty and I was there I cleaned her house. I didn't scrub everything, but I did about 3-4 loads of dishes, picked up about 5 loads of laundry off the floors, threw out a ton of trash and collected dishes from around the house, even from under the couch. It was disgusting, and I only did it because my niece and nephew (ages 1 and 5) shouldn't have to live like that.

Well last night my kids trashed my dining room and kitchen. My daughter took crackers and threw them all over the floor, her dress up clothes were everywhere as well as her toys. Along with the dinner dishes, I was floored. I couldn't believe the mess. After the kids were in bed all I could think was of my SIL's house. So I stayed up cleaning til 12:30, even though I had to be back at work at 6am. When I finally got to bed I dreamed that I was back at her house cleaning everything and she was following behind me throwing more crap on the floor and dirting more dishes and leaving them for me to clean up. I was so pissed in that dream.

Can you imagine my relief when I woke up, went downstairs into my clean kitchen made my coffee and proceeded to walk through the rest of my clean house?

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Nov. 10, 2010 at 8:23 PM

I could imagine a dream like that. I know someone very similar like that. It is pretty sad when you can't get off the damn computer to clean your house. I am a SAHM and MY hubby works his tail off.You best believe I have dinner cooked,clothes washed,house cleaned,and a CLEAN BED to sleep in. My hubby is so picky when it comes to things. He has to have clean sheets every other day.. If they are not done he has almost a panic attack..Weird YES I know..He is OCD BAD..BUT I would rather him be OCD than lazy....

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Nov. 10, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I have to work full time outside the house, but if I were lucky enough that I could be a stay at home mom, I think my pride would be my home. I just don't understand how anyone can sit in a dirty house and have your children playing where there is garbage and dirty laundry on the floor. Her husband tries, but when he works a full time job, then comes home cooks and feeds the kids, cause she only feeds herself, she won't make the kids their plates, and then trying to catch up on the dishes and such, he's beat. I felt bad and that's why I cleaned the one time, but I'll be damned if I ever do it again.

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Nov. 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM

HA! Scary....I admit I play on the computer, but I do keep my house clean my children fed, and hubby taken care of!!

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