I hate to clean with a passion. It feels like that is all I do especially with 4 kids & a husband. It seems like no matter what I do I can't stay on top of things. I know a lot of it is our fault for not staying on the older girls better about picking up after themselves.
I hate to see the mess around me. Dh calls it the lived in look. We have 4 kids so we do not expect perfection but orderly would be nice. The baby still has her infection & is on her 2nd day of meds. She is not feeling well & did not nap well earlier or I would be tackling this mess. I also admit I lack motivation & get overwhelmed. Not just with the task of cleaning but with many aspects of life.
It is like I look at it & know it won't stay clean so why try. I know better so I do attempt to keep it under control. I grew up in a house with a mom who is a borderline hoarder. I was expected to constantly clean up after her & my 3 siblings so cleaning frustrates me.
I expect the girls to clean up after themselves & help out with something if we request. My oldest knows how to do her laundry & think it is time to introduce dishes too. I had a friend when I was growing up that never learned how to do anything for herself. She could make mac & cheese, that was it as far as domestics. I do not want my girls to find themselves in that spot.
I need to get better about doing certain things every day. I used to be really good about it. It is hard to get back into the habit with 2 younger ones always at home & one of them being a baby who needs me.
I always wonder how others manage to keep things together & what works best for them. Ideas, suggestions are always welcome. I need to see if Maddie will let me put her down so I can get something accomplished.