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To have laughed at my friend who said that I should be able to get all of my housework done on a Friday morning when I'm off?

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doublecakeplease Thu 09-May-13 22:50:43

I teach in FE, 4 days per week. 1 hour commute each way. DH works in a similar job, similar commute. We're out of the house from 7.15 am to 6pm every day and both of us often have prep to do once DS is in bed.

Ds is 16 months - he's at nursery / grandparents when i work so is out of the house for 4 long days.

I was jealously admiring my friends' beautifully tidy 1 bed flat and bemoaning my shit hole of a house. DH pulls his weight (if i remind him!) but home often looks very lived in. We're also doing up our manky old house so it is getting lots better as we build rooms around our needs!

Anyway - friend reckons i should be able to get everything done on a Friday morning whilst DS sits in his highchair and watches nicely. Apparently this would save DH from having to muck in, give me loads of time for our myself and my house would be immaculate!

Was i unreasonable o laugh?? ;-)

redexpat Thu 09-May-13 22:52:33

grin and snorts!

LindyHemming Thu 09-May-13 22:54:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CointreauVersial Thu 09-May-13 22:54:08

If you didn't have DS, then maybe........

.....meanwhile, back in the real world.......

amistillsexy Thu 09-May-13 22:54:13

Ha. Ha. Ha.

I'd be asking her to come round and show you how it's done. You can sit with a notebook and a cup of tea and make notes while she cracks on.

Ha ha ha ha ha << laughs self off thread>>

trashcanjunkie Thu 09-May-13 22:57:14

There is one possible way.... A friend of my swore by a website called 'flylady'

she basically does tidying as she goes along, which means, technically, come friday morning you have been such a domestic 'time and motion' goddess that you only have a bit of stuff left to do. I try to keep up with it, but it's relentless. I then live by the 'in a hundred years who's gonna care' method of housekeeping grin

thebody Thu 09-May-13 22:58:37

Just wait until she sprogs and then sit back and enjoy.

doublecakeplease Thu 09-May-13 22:59:03

Trash - she reckons if i do everything properly on Friday i won't need to do anything during the week except dishes...

Xmasbaby11 Thu 09-May-13 23:01:51

Or maybe you could just enjoy a day free of work to spend with your baby!

Xmasbaby11 Thu 09-May-13 23:02:56

Even if you did housework all day and ignore your baby, the house would be wrecked just in time for the weekend!

samithesausage Thu 09-May-13 23:03:27

grin. A toddler which observes nicely in their high chair.... Do you have to wear your kath kidston dress and use floral dusters as well?

chuckles to self

MrsRoss26 Thu 09-May-13 23:03:48

Your friend lives in cloud cuckoo land grin I sometimes have a blizzard style clean, but that doesn't cover everything and deep house cleaning takes far longer. As others have said, get her to clean a whole house then think again before commenting!

Icantstopeatinglol Thu 09-May-13 23:03:58

I wish! I could do my house on a Friday morning perfectly but come Saturday once dh and dc have made themselves comfortable it looks like someone has come along, picked my house up, shook it like a snow globe and placed it back down happily! Dh and dc none the wiser....I however have a number of new grey hairs lol! smile)
Nice theory tho!

TheSkiingGardener Thu 09-May-13 23:03:58

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha snort.

Seriously. That's bloody funny.

dontlaugh Thu 09-May-13 23:06:34

And what will your dh be doing whilst you clean the house?
Is a cleaner a possibility? Even once a fortnight?

doublecakeplease Thu 09-May-13 23:10:39

Dontlaugh - I'm not bashing DH. He works on fridays whilst I'm off which is when she suggested i Hoover, clean, change beds etc.

A cleaner isn't possible at the moment.

Fecklessdizzy Thu 09-May-13 23:13:05

Mad as a box of frogs ... It takes me a whole morning just to tidy up to a point where the cleaner can get at the floor!

MoonlightandRoses Thu 09-May-13 23:14:04

YANBU - I'd go with ami's suggestion personally. We have a v.good cleaner once a week, and small child is out of the house three/four days a week and I still spend at least an hour a day tidying/cleaning up the various surfaces round the place (in a very small house) - how she thinks that only one morning and daily dish-washing would be required...[wanders off shaking head]

ShadowStorm Thu 09-May-13 23:16:39


I just can't imagine a toddler who'd be content to sit in a high chair and happily watch someone cleaning all morning. And who'd then not untidy the house the moment he was released grin

chattychattyboomba Thu 09-May-13 23:16:44

Is she for real? I don't work and i clean every day... Every single freaking day. If i don't put at least 1 load of washing on each day the baskets overflow. We have dogs so that means vacuuming every day too.
DD is two so i have to do everything without neglecting her which means involving her- it's a very, very slow process.

Altinkum Thu 09-May-13 23:17:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

doublecakeplease Thu 09-May-13 23:20:55

Chatty - i know what you mean. DS wants to follow me everywhere - so hoovering with him hanging off my leg, loading the washer whilst wrestling him out of it... Makes doing much impossible and more importantly why would i want to? I barely see DS during the week - i want to play with him and take him out on fridays!

doublecakeplease Thu 09-May-13 23:23:55

Altink - but apparently you shouldn't need to do stuff every day. Only on fridays!

This isn't a tip search thread - i was just telling you all about my friends' comment because i thought it was funny!

amazingface Thu 09-May-13 23:25:04

Ha ha ha!

I actually feel depressed though. DD was born in January 2012 and my house has not been truly clean since then. Not even for a day sad

Monty27 Thu 09-May-13 23:25:05

OP I like the idea of you're friend coming round to show you how it's done while you sit there taking notes. Priceless.

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