or is it actually impossible to keep a tidy house

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and get food on the table and do anything fucking at all if you a 1 and a 2 year old child? I wanted to stay home with I love them but if I were at work my house would be clean right? it's fucking pig style, by the dh gets home and we get them to bed and do the dishes there's no time to do anything else. then we just go to bed. sad

pig stye but pig style works equally wink

monsterchild Tue 19-Mar-13 19:12:20

It is impossible with a12 week old child too! And I'm even working!

StuffezLaBouche Tue 19-Mar-13 19:12:43

I come home and despair of the mess the kitten's made during the day. Total credit to anyone who keeps a house tidy when it's full of OTHER PEOPLE to mess it up while you're not there!!!

I'm going to go find an easier job... like a cat herder

BertieBotts Tue 19-Mar-13 19:13:41

I think it's impossible with one four year old and myself, so YANBU.

Campaspe Tue 19-Mar-13 19:14:13

YANBU. I find it difficult enough with a 6 year old.

SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Tue 19-Mar-13 19:15:34

YANBU! I have a 2 year old and a newborn. Enough said! Lol

do you think I could find a cleaner that would work for biscuits? I can afford to pay in biscuits

StanleyLambchop Tue 19-Mar-13 19:16:07

Stuffez- I read your post as your 'kitchen' had made a mess- I was wondering if it was randomly baking stuff when no one else was home or something!!!! Must get better glasses!!

cozietoesie Tue 19-Mar-13 19:16:25

You sure Hairy?

cat herding

smile

pointythings Tue 19-Mar-13 19:17:03

Who cares? As long as it's reasonably clean, has food in fridge and cupboards and enough clean clothes for everyone to wear, neatness isn't that important.

Obviously there are limits - such as, when you're wading knee-deep through books to reach the kitchen - but people are far too house proud. Me, I'm family-proud, as in I'd rather spend time with my family than with a duster.

Flobbadobs Tue 19-Mar-13 19:17:42

A pre teen, a 7 year old and a toddler. My front room generally makes a bombsite look like a show home..
YANBU.

TheVermiciousKnid Tue 19-Mar-13 19:18:20

I've got two children at school full time, work from home most days, have a cleaner 6 hours a week and our house is still a tip. It's fucking impossible. Probably because I'm a lazy old goat.

wannabeEostregoddess Tue 19-Mar-13 19:20:15

A 4 year old and a 5 month old. House is tiny. Tripping over toys and baby equipment because theres nowhere to put anything.

But we are moving in two weeks and the new house has a dishwasher. <swoons>

I have no idea what they are actually selling but that's fantastic cozier grin

weegiemum Tue 19-Mar-13 19:21:07

Yeah! I've 3 dc out. At school all day (13,11,9). I tidy when they leave at 8-ish am. Then I tidy when they go to bed. Otherwise it's a sh*thole!

Brittabot Tue 19-Mar-13 19:22:48

I have 1 and 2 year old too and YANBU at all. Piles of washing everywhere, messy mealtimes, no areas safe from grubby, exploring fingers!

I just keep thinking how pristine my house will be once they're at school. (It won't be, I hate housework and have got some great ideas from the SAHM with school age children thread!).

AlwaysWashing Tue 19-Mar-13 19:23:28

YA so NBU
I have a 2 yr old, a 4 month old & DH.
Tuesday is my (unofficial) cleaning day - by Wednesday the place is trashed.
By the end of a day of laundry (always f***ing washing), picking toys up for the 91st time, meals etc we too fall into bed with no will to do another thing.
If you find there are any opening in cat herding give me a shout grin

weegiemum Tue 19-Mar-13 19:25:50

Brittabot - my youngest is in p5 (y4). Apart from my cleaner days, my house is a biiiiiiiig mess!

magimedi Tue 19-Mar-13 19:26:07

A house should be clean enough to be hygenic & dirty enough to be a home.

OhMyNoReally Tue 19-Mar-13 19:26:22

Possible for 10 mins, possible while there out with dad for lovely walk or watching TV quietly. Then it's a heap, it's also amazing how much food a toddler can carry in its clothes and deposit around the house when you thing they've been shaken out sufficiently, also amazing how they can make every clean window dirty in seconds, also amazing how one dd can empty her wardrobe looking for leggings. Dh is just as bad he is a clutter bug, the only tidyish one is the baby but he's nearly 6 months so soon he'll be adding orange stains to the mix. I try, it's trying but i never get anywhere, I describe our place as homely, but it's a blatant cover up. grin

Ledkr Tue 19-Mar-13 19:28:29

Oh isnt it awful? My dh and I share childcare thus never get anytime without her. House constantly a mess it drives me mad.
Can I add the odd puddle of piss to the list of soul destroying mess. (Potty training bit weak pelvic floor)

StuffezLaBouche Tue 19-Mar-13 19:31:06

StanleyLambChop - I would kill for a kitchen that presented my dinner for me each evening! :-)

oh britta, my uncle was visiting and he asked if we ever get used to everything being sticky blush

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