Before I had kids, I did not understand how you could be a stay at home mom AND have a housekeeper. You're at home all day, so why do you not have time to keep a house?
Well, I was doing pretty good at the laundry, vacuuming, dusting and kitchen duties as my child was a newborn, and right up until my child started crawling. Now, she wants my attention 24/7 and does not want me to clean, dare I take any attention away from her. She wants me to hold her while I vacuum- yeah, not going to happen. And it is too loud for me to vacuum while she sleeps. So my husband and I have to coordinate vacuuming when he is at home with me.
I miss those days when my newborn just slept all day in the swing or bassinet. Now I can barely get my breakfast, lunch or dinner prepared as my child wants to be in on ALL the action.
During nap time, it is easier for me to get a few things done, but it is also the time I shower, eat, pay bills, do household duties like call the city about my water bill account. And hopefully while she still sleeps, I can get a nap in myself as I still don't get a full night's rest.
I know the toddler stage is just a phase, and then she will be more self sufficient and let her momma clean the house soon. Getting a housekeeper would be a dream, but I have to choose between getting a massage (or mani/pedi), paying for a mommy and me class or a maid. Hmmm. I usually choose the class or a relaxing pedicure. Would rather scrub the floors on my hands and knees so I can go and get that massage. But I think having a maid is totally worth it for those stay at home moms!
How do you moms manage running a household? Any good tips??