I love my children I really really do. They are funny, unique, clever and intelligent. They are also very very full on and hard work. My house is a mess and I find it near impossible to clean and tidy whilst they are here creating a whirlwind of destruction behind me undoing all my hard work. I would dearly love a week off from them at the moment but it just isn't an option alas so I making do with my 6 hrs (3hrs on Wednesday and Fridays) whilst they are both at preschool. It just never seems enough to get everything done.
I am desperately trying to clear and declutter the house, so far I have given away a HUGE box of stuff to freecycle and binned 2 big bin bags full of junk from under the stairs. But there is still STUFF everywhere. It is so disheartening.
The state of the living room also gets to me, I have plans to redecorate but again finding the time is the tricky bit (I will ignore finding the money bit!). It is almost worse because I have these plans because now all the things that need fixing and cleaning to make the house lovely are leaping out at me screaming to be done.