Thursday, June 16, 2011

Housekeeping

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??

2 comments:

  1. You hit the nail on the head. So true that although it seems like we sahms should be able to get all the housework done since we are home all day, it is hard when you have a toddler that needs so much attention too! I vote for a maid, personal masseuse, and a pedicure.

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  2. All of the above sound good to me!

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