Jamie - posted on 11/12/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )
Do any of you have a cleaning routine? I tried to do a cleaning routine, but all it took was one off day "where I wasn't home for a couple of hours" to throw this out of the loop. My hubby was home with the kids and did what he could. He did a load of dishes. But he was busy helping kids with homework and a homework project that was due the following day. The house was a tornato after 1 day. I tried to stay on a schedule to do atleast one load of laundry a day. That lasted.... well...... one day. lol. Any advice? It just seems hard to keep up sometimes! I'm less worried about a spotless house ALL the time, and more concerned about spending quality time with my precious jewels. The finger prints will soon no longer be there all over the fireplace glass and the walls, and I am sad for when that day happens and my kids are all grown up. So, the mess from us playing isn't my main concern. I'd rather spend time with them rather than clean all day. However, I do want a clean house because kids deserve to live in a clean enviroment. Any tips on upkeeping without having to clean all day long?
I heard this saying once and I loved it: Trying to clean your house while your kids are awake is like trying to brush your teeth while eating oreos. Haha. So true. But like I said, I'd rather spend quality time with my kids and enjoy their childhood with them rather then waste those precious years by putting them on the back burner to play off alone while I clean all day long.