As a new mum, I’m yet to get to grips with being both a parent and a domestic goddess all in one go. I’ve literally just been watching ‘Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners’ and thinking I don’t have the time to fluff my cushions 30 times and hoover the house 4 times a day. I think I’ve maybe managed one or two days where I’ve actually stood back and thought ‘yes, I’ve got this’. Problem is, it doesn’t last! The pile of ironing has been chatting me up for a good couple of weeks, and it’s doing a pretty rubbish job because I’ve not been tempted into a date… yet. At some point I’ll have to give in.
I’ve been trying to get by on the good old ‘little and often’ rule. I try to set myself one (or two, depending on the size) rooms a day to clean. I’m not saying they always get done, because playing with the baby is much more fun and rewarding. But I find that if I have slacked on the housework, that I get awfully stressed about it, and that’s when it ends up getting on top of me. If you have any good tips on managing your cleaning as well as balancing baby and home life, let me know!
I saw this picture doing the rounds the other day and every time I caught a glimpse of it, it made me laugh every time. Minus a few of the kids and the dog, this is how I feel every day! Albeit exaggerated, I’m not sure I’m far off looking like her from the constant amount of cleaning I try to get done, and never manage.
Anyway, I’m off to prepare the bottles, have a shower and get into my bed. Well deserved after a hard day’s work sitting on the sofa, catching up with television and eating biscuits with the baby in the bouncer I’d say!