I reckon it’s just past half way through the summer holidays. My kids go back 3 weeks today.
Thus far I am surviving pretty well.
My house isn’t tho.
I am never a good house worker. I just don’t enjoy it much, but I enjoy it even less when that which I do, is undone whilst I am still doing it.
I haven’t had time to have a proper clean since the kids broke up. Things are just getting dabbed at with anti-bacterial wipes when I get a minute.
I wash up. And while I am doing it things are being taken from draining board and dirtied again without ever making it into the cupboard.
I grocery shop. But I seem to have raised weird bottomless pit locust people who just suck food out of cupboards in seconds flat. Even when I get time to make a nutritious meal, half the ingredients I expect to find have vanished. Who is snacking on dry pasta????
I wash clothes daily. But the washing basket gets fuller and fuller.
We seem to be departing from our usual homely level of mess, and heading full throttle towards chaos and I can’t find the brakes!
I want a couple of days to dedicate to getting back on top of things, but short of hiring a nanny I am not sure where those hours will come from.
I can barely get to the end of a train of thought without :-
- Someone interrupting with a request for sustenance/a pencil/clean pants/my refereeing skills.
- A child wanting to share some fascinating piece of vital information about a band/tv show/video game I have never heard of.
- Having to use my super speedy powers to launch across rooms to rescue the baby from certain doom.
- All three of the above at once.
So the chances of having a big sort out are slim!
Might have to ask my mum to have Syd for a day when the other two are back at school just to have time for big clean!
Seems a waste of babysitting tho. Would far rather spend child free time in a pub with adults than scrubbing a toilet…