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    I'm a bit obsessed with a tidy house as well, I get really anxious if it's too bad. We have a cleaner that usually comes once a week or every other week. If she hasn't been for a week I'll usually vacuum in between as I can't cope with the floors being messy and feel much better with them clean, everything else I'm ok with leaving for her. DH has always helped out a bit (always does dishes or puts them away and anything else if I ask) but since ds2 was born he has stepped up a lot (folding and putting away laundry, hanging up the wet stuff, cleans the kitchen every night, etc without me asking). We stay on top of dishes, what can't go in the dishwasher is usually washed immediately so it doesn't build up. Toys put away at naptime and bedtime by ds1, myself or DH. I have a shower at night to relax once everyone is asleep and a quick one in the morning before DH goes to work so I can at least feel slightly human. Dinner is usually some sort of fast ready meal, something easy like salmon and baked potatoes, or leftovers. I will often make some sort of big casserole dish or sauce on the weekends that can be frozen for meals for ds or eaten as leftovers for DH and I, then all I usually have to do is boil pasta and heat something up. So pretty much a cleaner and a lot of stuff turning into a team effort. Although the sleep situation here is still awful it's gradually getting easier as ds2 is getting more independent with his play, trying to move around so will scoot to a toy he wants, etc.

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    Default Help! Mums of 2 or more under 4 how do you cope?

    Also, I pretty much try to ensure we get out of the house by 9 or 10am and stay out until naptime or slightly before for a quick lunch. The house can't get too messy if we're not in it! . I also just find ds1 easier to deal with out at the park or doing an activity than stuck at home and then ds2 either sleeps in the pram or just looks around.
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    Default Help! Mums of 2 or more under 4 how do you cope?

    Gosh you ladies are legends. Seriously. That washing tip is AMAZING!

    To be honest I think it is the sleep deprivation that is making this all so overwhelming. I'm reading all these posts and nodding my head - then I look up at the house and feel so overwhelmed. It all makes sense but it all seems too hard to if that makes sense.

    I know mum will understand the house not being tidy - I just don't want her to wear herself out cleaning. Which I know no matter what I say she will do.

    DH finished the folding last night and we go it all put away so that made a huge difference. I've moved the downstairs change table next to the dining table - not fabulous I know BUT while DS3 was distracted by his mobile I stood by the change table, ate breakfast AND folded the first load of washing for the day.

    @Mamasupial I just wanted to give huge hugs.
    @RedCreamingSoda thanks for saying that. It really does help to know.

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