I love posting this every New Years....it serves as a good reminder I think.
well as a 2 working parent family I can tell you my house hasn't been spottless since the day we moved in. By the time we get home at 6ish I'm too pooped to do much as is Dh but the kids certainly aren't so there is playing but little cleaning going on monday - friday then saturday and sunday are squeeze in family time, whatever activities maybe happening, errands and cleaning. Doesn't help house is small so sometimes cleaning with DH and the kids around is more hassle then its worth. I get 1 or 2 good cleanings in a month by shipping DH and th kids out but other then that we will tidy on Sundays. Decided worthless to do so on a Saturday especially in the winter when we will most likely be in Sunday because it just gets bad again. Most working mom's I know are in the same boat now that Liam is school most of his SAHM friends have all kids in school for at least a few hours a day so they take full advantage of the cleaning and some are a biit snotty at the fact that us working mom's don't wash our floors more then once a week. This causes a bit of a playdate biasis, some SAHM won't let their kids at WM homes because they surely cannot meet my standards of clean and some WM won't have SAHM kids at their house out of fear of negative backlash if their house isn't tip top. My mom has a hard time accepting the status of my house yet she admits she had it easy in someways since she didn't work and she gets my sister and I are exhauted wghen we get home and we need to do dinner and homework and such let alone pick up. You actually will be amazed the mess 2 boys can leave in 2 hours. We may all be gone most of the day but not like when we get home they go straight to bed or even just veg on the couch...somedays I wish!!