Amy - posted on 11/16/2008 ( 29 moms have responded )
My 90-year-old Grandmother makes her bed EVERYDAY. When she was a child in New York, she overheard her scandalized mother gossipping with some other ladies about a woman up the block whose house had recently caught fire. They thought it was JUST TERRIBLE that when the firemen got there, the woman's bed was unmade. This made a lasting impression on my Grandma, to whom my brothers and I grew up referring as the "White Tornado" because of her impeccible cleanliness and organization. She did it all: two kids, full time job, spotless home. The daughter of a German immigrant, she refers to my style of "cleaning" as "American Cleaning." One should always move the furniture, and scrub on hands and knees with Bleach or Ammonia or something.
Then there's me. Not only do I have two kids under 2, but Luke's petrified of the vacuum (LOUD!), I'm drowning in a sea of laundry, have far less storage than I need, and a very hard-working, busy husband.
Any advice on how to get it all done and feel like you're not subjecting your children to a germ-infested, dust-covered home? If there's no advice, at least let me know that I'm not alone?