I gave in to the reality that I can’t keep up with a house full of people and animals (sometimes they are one and the same!) I am now having a cleaning service monthly. I feel guilty, but it’s either spend time with the kids or clean the house all day. Brian’s been working so much more lately, and I worry for my sanity!!!
I hate the feeling of inadequacy that comes with hiring help, but I think I’ll get over it! I have a clean house to feel good in, no guilt over staring at dirty floors while I have a cup of coffee, and I have more time to do fun things with the kids.
There’s still PLENTY to do to maintain it, so maybe down the road we do every 2 weeks, but this is a huge weight off my shoulders right now!