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to think a few days into the school holiday my house should not be sporting the just been burgled look?

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Owllady Tue 30-Jul-13 10:01:22


I am sick of picking up and tidying up
making food
unpacking bags of crap - my daughter is autistic (with sld) and just fills up bags with random crap, washing, shoes, bits of paper - anything
making beds, washing beds, being moaned at
why does the toilet smell more as well?
why is everything such a mess. It was fine last week

I am not even a tidy clean fraek

LaundryLegoLunch Wed 31-Jul-13 12:32:13

Ah me too! Stuff is everywhere. Cups, shoes, books, toys. It's bad enough from my 5 and 6 yr olds but on top I have a 20month toddler whose life mission is to rearrange our living space - toothbrush in the fridge, tin of beans on the sofa, jigsaw in the bath.

I think I need to just accept it. We've got some time away coming up and then it'll make the start of term even sweeter grin

ProudAS Wed 31-Jul-13 16:48:46

Look on the bright side - any passing burglar will think that someone has beaten them to it and move on.

Wonderstuff Wed 31-Jul-13 16:55:27

So glad it's not just me! I had a melt down about it yesterday blush

I have soo much washing, three loads yesterday and the bin is still full! As I tidy they create more. I was looking forward to getting the house straight in the hols (I teach) seems that was optimistic.

trice Wed 31-Jul-13 17:11:07

We all cleaned for two hours this morning before the cleaner came. She did two hours of energetic hoovering and wiping down. She has been gone two hours and I am looking at a lego mountain with towels and shoes and a half painted penguin.

I think I might move out until September!

McNewPants2013 Wed 31-Jul-13 21:04:02

I flipped in my house today, 2nd week in and my poor house has had a battering.

Sat down with a can now looking at a nice clean and tidy house.

No doubt when I come home from work it will be trashed again.

Maryann1975 Wed 31-Jul-13 21:11:32

The house was spotless, tidy and clean on the last day of term, which i think was 12 days ago. It looked ok last week, but although its kind of tidy, it is not clean. I could do it once everyone else is in bed, but I'm exhausted, why should I? I think I might make it a priority to put a wipe over the bathroom tomorrow, it is looking desperate in there. We have a bag filler here too. Why do they do it?

wasabipeanut Wed 31-Jul-13 21:18:18

Another bag filler here in the shape of DD. Bags and also her toy buggy under basket - I find all sorts of shit I there. Drives me nuts. I am one child down at the moment (DS1 staying with grand parents until Friday) and it is still a tip.

More people in the house and no time to tidy and clean it.

I must confess I struggle.

McNewPants2013 Wed 31-Jul-13 21:29:46

I don't know how my sister does it, but her house is always spotless.

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