Obviously this isn’t a newsflash to anyone. Everyone knows cleaning is a crap job. I have heard some people do enjoy it, but I think these people may live in a world far away…..that I have never heard of…..that no one here has ever visited….these people cannot possibly exist.
Before having my son, I got all my housework done in one Saturday morning. The floors were vacuumed and mopped. The bathrooms and toilets were sparkling their arses off (pun intended) . Every room was super fresh, tidy, and just how it was supposed to be. Even stupid things like my cupboards and pantry were organised and tidy.
I would then sit back with a coffee and survey my amazing work. Oh the satisfaction! Yes! I have done all the shitty cleaning for another week and my house looks freaking awesome!! Let’s go to the pub!
I would even then ring my bestie (because she did her housework on a Saturday morning too), and we would be so excited that the crappest job in the world was ticked off for another week. We wouldn’t talk too long about it because that would be just weird.
Insert a child into this situation, and cleaning now is split into days/hours/and whenever the hell it works for me.
Shortcuts happen here and there…..I run out of disinfectant and just throw whatever product I have in my cupboard under the sink I have into the water. This can include anything from washing detergent, sunscreen, Mr Sheen, toilet duck, or even those dishwasher tablets. Sometimes you just have to be creative.
I sprint from one room to the other with spray bottle in hand, covering everything in site with pine-o-clean. I imagine myself as an awesome female cop that has to shoot all the dirty targets….which would be every square inch of my house.
My vacuum cleaner shits me even more now that I have to hurry. My walls have massive dents in them (I sorta blamed Reeve for them), from me pulling the crap out of the vacuum hose because the bastard once again got stuck around the corner or on a piece of furniture. I have honestly had arguments with my vacuum cleaner because it does not work with how I want i.e. fast and cat like around corners.
The whole house now smells like bleach and I swear I have burnt all the hairs in my nose from the fumes, but I am mildly satisfied. No where near satisfied like I used to be pre-children. Just mildly satisfied.
Cleaning these days also involves me warning the other two household members (husband and child) that if they dare dirty up my clean floor in the next 30 minutes, Mumma will have a meltdown. A big dirty meltdown that they will have to clean up by themselves. I kindly yell at them to please let my house be clean for 24 hours……or even a couple of hours….30 minutes then. I can live with 30 minutes.
I don’t have time to bloody clean these days! I am trying to raise a human being that likes to wipe their dirty hands on everything. Thinks that it’s fine to eat fruit while walking around half naked. And believes it’s okay to throw their clothes around the house, and then walk around them like they don’t exist for weeks! And I am just talking about my husband here, I also have a toddler I am trying to guide…..hehehehe!
So now that cleaning has to be done over the course of a week, I never get to bask in the glory of a nice clean house. Only parts of it are clean at one time. And once every cleaning job has been ticked off my list…..I have to start all over again the very next day!! Aaarggh!! Up yours cleaning! You are ruining my life.
As a stay-at-home parent I know that cleaning is one of my duties. I also know that I am my own worst enemy, as I really enjoy living in a clean environment. But I HATE CLEANING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!
My wish for Mother’s Day is a cleaning lady please. But you know I will be one of those people who go around and clean the house before the cleaning lady comes over. I will not be judged by my cleanliness on my house, especially by a cleaning lady.
This is just a rant over something that has to happen in my daily life. I actually just finished cleaning my bathrooms and toilets. So you can understand that I am a stinky mood (pun intended). I had to write this down because I know everyone that ever lived has to relate to this in someway….especially if you have children.
So if you would like to share in my comment section below how your cleaning routine has changed since having kids. Or even what you hate cleaning. Would love to hear your whinging and complaining comments please :).
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p.s. I am going to go get another vacuum cleaner in the next week and send my current one straight to hell.