Do you mothers/fathers/carers do it? What I mean is how in the name of dogs bolloks do you manage to keep your houses show home tidy?
I’ve tried and tried to the point where it nearly drive me absolutely batshit crazy.. I couldn’t and I can’t do it. My hat goes off to those of you who are able to do it but with a 5yr old who has a shit load of toys that she loves to play with and a 4 month old baby, plus trying to get the garden sorted, interacting with the kids… I just haven’t got the energy to do it.
What’s prompted me to write this is when after school Thunderpants asked a friend to come over and play, he said “no, your house is a pigsty”.. I was pretty hurt by the comment to be honest. I know it’s messy as we live in a two bedroom flat, with 2 kids and as Thunderpants was an only child up until recently, she has had 5years of accumulating a lot of toys.
Also, we are doing a carboot sale on Sunday so things are out in our bedroom waiting to be sold(we hope). So yeah, maybe he is right in thinking that it is a pigsty?
However, I am secure enough in myself to know that I may not spend every waking hour tidying up because I like to either do things with the kids or for myself, instead of shouting every time a toy is out of place. Call me nutty but the kids are going to be kids for a very small amount of time and I’d rather watch and interact with them before they want to go off on their own or prefer to spend time in their rooms.
I remember when growing up just how anal my mum was about cleaning and it wasn’t fun. So I’m not going to do it to my kids! I actually find comfort in a bit of organised chaos:)
There’s plenty of time to tidy up when they are grown up so until then I will sit back, relax and enjoy being as happy as a pig in shit.