At the moment I'm a Sahm with almost 3yr old ds1 and 6 month old ds2. They are home with me every day (no day care). I try to clean while ds2 sleeps, but there is so much else to do during that short time and ds2 TOUCHES everything in draws and cupboards, and sprays my cleaning bottles etc when we go from room to room.
My days (like all Sahm/d's) is busy with:
- feeding both (milk feeds/solids) at different times.
- nappy changes / toilet training
- washing, folding, ironing
- changing bed/cot sheets
- making dinner
- making solids
- shopping for groceries and another trip for miscellaneous iitems
- washing dishes
- emptying dishwasher
- visiting my mum (she is unwell)
- playing with ds1/2 (park, playgroup etc)
I am considering a cleaner fortnightly to do:
- toilets and bathrooms
- whatever else they can fit in 2 hours
I spoke to my bf the other day about how hard it is and how did she manage when her 2 were the same age and she said she never played much or did activities (eg play doh) with hers.
Instead amongst the list above I spend a lot of time with ds1 in particular when he is not playing on his own (that's when I do my things quickly)
But still I feel a little guilty about having a cleaner. Tbh I probably won't tell anyone that I have one (except dh).
Does anyone else feel the same?
Ps: when ds1/2 are 4yrs and 6yrs old I probably won't need one as much as I would be able to leave them to play or they wouldnt be at that "touch everything" age.