Cleaning.. For a Mom

Sooo hi there. How was your day? We’re your kiddos behaved? My day was great! My kiddos were super behaved except the normal sibling bickering and fighting. I spent all day cleaning. All. Day. Long. 

I’m sure that everything I’m about to say is exactly how every other mom on the planet feels about cleaning. Some of us love it. Some of us hate it. I like having a super clean home, but I hate to clean it. I’ll come clean your house no problem. Mine is another story. 

Kitchen: 

Dishes are NEVER done. Ever. I hate dishes. I’m a procrastinator. I cook dinner, wait until morning, then fill pot with hot soapy water and possibly wash it before the hubby gets home. Possibly. Sometimes I get all excited about my super clean kitchen and do the dishes immediately.. but rarely. 

Then there’s the stuck on burnt mess on my cooktop. Ugh… I know and you know that if I had wiped that blob of spaghetti sauce up when it splashed out of the pan, I wouldn’t be looking at my stove like it was the devil right now. 

And there’s always a dish somewhere else in the house that we missed. Always. It’s under a bed or couch, or sitting on a table. 

Kids rooms:

OK so this is the part that other moms will disagree with me about. You either have an adorable tiny human with a cutest little room that you love to organize, or a scary, slobby teenager whose room you are scared to go into. Either way, crap, we are the moms and we have to clean it. 

Toy boxes are always full of more than toys. Always. Socks, lollipop sticks, half eaten Pop tarts, dog toys, that shoe you thought you lost a month ago, the list goes on. It’s literally a catch all for anything kid related. I have found some pretty interesting things in my kiddos boxes. 

Looking under the beds is down right dangerous. It is. Abort mission. I repeat abort mission. There’s going to be something scary under there and I’m not talking about a monster. Sippy cups are the Worst.  Then if you happen to have a dog like we do, sticking your hand underneath the bed might make you cringe a little when it comes out covered in dog hair that your vaccum can’t reach… No judgement from me.. trust me.

Bathrooms: 

It really doesn’t matter how many times you clean your bathroom. It’s dirty. It’s covered in germs. I hate germs. They make my kiddos sick, then they make me sick, then I can’t be the best mom I can be.

There’s always pee where there shouldn’t be pee. There’s always toothpaste where there shouldn’t be toothpaste. There’s a small chance that, if you have a toddler like mine, there’s a pile of toilet paper next to the toilet on the floor. Bathrooms are gross. When you have kids it seems they are never stay super clean either. I cleaned my bathroom this morning. I think I may go do that again…

Then there’s laundry:

I have girls. They change their outfits like 37 times a day. They get random shirts out of the closet for dress up. They use 20 towels to wipe up real and imaginary spills. On the daily. I’m always doing laundry. I can’t lie though,  I love it. I love washing and folding it anyways. Most of the time I wait three days to put it away. It’s that mom life. I can’t help it. It’s clean that’s all that matters right?

After spending all day cleaning, I still have my living room and dining room left to scrub. I still have like 10 loads of laundry to wash. I still have tonight dishes to do.  I only found 3 lollipop sticks, one random shoe without a match and a half eaten dog bone. So all in all I’d say that … I completely wasted my time today cleaning because by this time tomorrow it will be exactly back to the way it was before and I will get to start all over again. Haha.
Thanks for reading!

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9 thoughts on “Cleaning.. For a Mom”

  1. I feel ya! I feel like this most days. I get some cleaning done, it feels great! I sit down and turn my head and a new tub of toys was just dumped or glass of juice spilled…. sigh! We’re trying our best – these little humans are clean, fed and happy. That’s what matters!! 💖

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  2. I hear ya! And sadly I’m experiencing all you are over here in my double girl home. The laundry!!! I just put away 3 loads tonight and there’s another 2 hanging out in the washer and dryer😂. The bathroom! My 10-monther now unravels the tp roll every time and my 4.5yr old is just plain gross with toilet behavior. And why does it take 3x the amount of time to clean up after dinner as it took to eat it?! The list goes on. Commiserations.

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