Help! My House is descending into chaos!

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…


Love Miss not even time to brush my hair Cisco xxx



  1. August 15, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    My son is 4 months so i really havent got an excuse, apart the weathers been so nice i just dont want to sit indoors.

    I mopped all the floors this morning,only to let the dog in and be greeted by muddy footprints..why do we bother?

    On the food front, i spend so much money planning meals.. then find myself sitting in front of the cuboards saying.. theres nothing in..what can we have?

    Victoria x

  2. August 15, 2012 / 8:01 pm

    Sonya, just get them to do some… 😀 I’m sure Betsy would “love” it!

    • Sonya Cisco
      August 15, 2012 / 8:21 pm

      Haha I really should! Betsy is such a moaner- she seems to think working 3 days a week lets her off all chores!! Tho she does have Syd for me for an hour here and there while I cook/ wash up.

  3. SarahMummy
    August 15, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    I totally feel your pain! I could have written this myself – the endless chatter about games and books, the continual demands for food/ drink/ clothes, the people walking through the house in dirty shoes while I’m STILL HOOVERING!

  4. Emily Foran
    August 17, 2012 / 9:54 am

    With you all the way there – been promising myself all week I’d get the washing and ironing put away! xx

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