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I have not done the housework for weeks

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bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:06:02

I just don't seem to be able to find the time or energy Roll on term time.

soph28 Wed 03-Sep-08 22:07:34

are you pg? I can't do any housework in first 12 weeks grin

suwoo Wed 03-Sep-08 22:08:25

Ewww hmm

bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:08:57

No blush

Quattrocento Wed 03-Sep-08 22:09:35

Not unreasonable, no. Unhygienic maybe

bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:10:28

Have done the everyday things - does that make it any better.blush

soph28 Wed 03-Sep-08 22:10:35

How old are your dc? you probably ABU if they are school age. Mine are 3yr, 2yr and 4mths and I find it very diff to do housework but I have to and never get any time when they are not around.

However, I understand perfectly! smile

bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:11:22

1 is 1 isn'

soph28 Wed 03-Sep-08 22:12:08

oh what do you mean by housework? I mean the everyday things, that's enough, other things get done VERY rarely, if ever.

Word Wed 03-Sep-08 22:12:34

I didn't do much housework over the summer.

Result= Kids went back to school, I vaccumed the carpets, mowed the lawn and ended up not getting to sleep for ages due to the pain in my arm.


soph28 Wed 03-Sep-08 22:14:54

so i do dishwasher, laundry, tidying, hoovering, bins etc daily.

weekly- clean toilets and sink

Clean whole bathroom every 2 weeks.

Change bed sheets every 2 weeks

Mop kitchen floor- when someone is coming to stay blush

bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:15:30

Washing clothes, ironing (as I go along), cleaning up after dinner etc, loading/unloading dishwasher, getting kids to tidy their toys etc

What I have'nt done, given ANY room a really good clean, no hoovering, dusting etc blush

We are all v. untidy - so house is a mess. Have friend coming tommorrow.blush

bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:16:45


That would be me. grin

Anifrangapani Wed 03-Sep-08 22:19:33


thumbwitch Wed 03-Sep-08 22:20:36

is it upsetting you?
Wouldn't bother me - haven't done any for aaages, mostly because of a certain 9mo who has ishoos with being left on his own for more than 10 minutes (the perfect excuse!)

Although, the bathroom floor does need a hoover - too many bits of cotton lint from the nappy pads (clean of course!!) - but DH does the hoovering because of my sciatica and he refuses to do it more than once a month because he thinks it "compromises his manhood" !

soph28 Wed 03-Sep-08 22:20:49

I can totally relate to that! We had an estate agent round this morning as we are thinking of selling so the house is cleaner/tidier than it's been in months. Is lovely smile

Kitchen floor still needs mopped though...

I have also just done a big sort out of dc's clothes so their drawers are all neat and tidy and all the too small clothes have been removed and sorted. [smug emoticon]

Give it 2 days and it will be back to as it was before grin

bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:22:43

Yes, it is getting to me. But maybe I just need a kick up the rear. blush I want someone to fly me - or whatever it's called. He, he.

pgwithnumber3 Wed 03-Sep-08 22:26:10

I am the opposite, I do too much so YANBU. Enjoy not having to worry about it as I truly wish I could switch off for even one day. I think I have a problem...

Tomorrow, just do one job, maybe hoover the whole house and mop. Then day after clean bathrooms top to bottom. I tend to do a job properly or not at all ifkwim.

blueskythinker Wed 03-Sep-08 22:28:15

get a cleaner.

bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:31:15

That's good advice - thanks.

I would consider a cleaner but you have to tidy for them blush

thumbwitch Wed 03-Sep-08 22:31:32

pgwithnumber3 - actually that last bit of your post is part of my problem - I can't just do a little bit, I want to do it properly which takes 4 times as long and so I don't get as much done and usually create havoc in the process, which then exhausts me and I have been known to leave things in a worse state than when I started because I tried to do too much at once!

(HTH bloomingfedup! grin)

pgwithnumber3 Wed 03-Sep-08 22:37:34

Ahh thumbwitch, the whirlwind effect! grin My MIL accused me of being a whirlwind and not finishing a room off before moving on to the next. SOOO, do one room at a time. I am very neat and do keep everything in its place and when I have had a shower etc, I put all the bottles away and wipe the sink. It means that when I go back in later, it isn't a tip. It is just keeping on top of everything. Then I don't have to wonder around the house looking at the state of it. wink

solidgoldbrass Wed 03-Sep-08 22:39:56

Aaah, most housework is NOT NECESSARY. The fuss made about it is about keeping women in their place. As long as you can find a clean pair of pants when you want them and a clean plate to eat off, and have a rough idea of where things are, it will do.

I'm with Quentin Crisp, it doesn't get much worse after about 3 months.

bloomingfedup Wed 03-Sep-08 22:41:27

LOL grin

ScottishMummy Wed 03-Sep-08 22:42:53

agree don't mix yer clean plate and pants up thoughwink

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