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Housework – not my children – is the reason I find motherhood so bloody hard


You know I’ve just figured out why I find motherhood so bloody hard – it’s all the housework that comes with it.

Truly I shit you not, I could put up with the fights, shits, grumps, tantrums and back chat if I knew that some other sucker had to clean up after my ferals – I mean angels.

It felt like all I did today was pick up after them – and the Husband – who is an useless as tits on a bull at cleaning/picking up.

And don’t get me started on how often they need feeding, especially my two boys, you’d swear I’d never fed the ravenous souls.

No.3 screeched his head off this morning until I gave him some of dad’s ‘milkshake’.

It’s always eat, eat, eat, or SCREAM, SCREAM, SCREEECHH in the case of my 15-month-old – he’s already tracking to be a six-footer!

I can’t even sneak into the pantry to eat something I shouldn’t without one of them seeing me, they have a sixth sense when it comes to food.

But back to the cleaning, picking up toys, washing, dishes, cooking, and tidying up – I HATE IT.

I was not born a domestic goddess, I can think of SOOO many more awesome things I could be doing with my time.

And this is what gets me most frustrated about my life now, not my kids, because they’re young, so they’re supposed to be annoying, needy and messy.

It’s all the other shit that I have to do that really eats me up inside and gives me the shits.

I get angry if they accidentally drop a bowl of cereal, but I don’t really care they dropped it, it’s just that I have to clean it up.

And when someone decides to bring a pot plant inside, it’s not that what annoys me – it’s the fact I’ve have to clean it up!

Don’t even get me started on those cheap toys from K-mart that have 200 dinosaur parts that get spread all over my house.

If only I had the money for a nanny, not that I want them to look after my kids – just clean up after them.

Some 15 years ago I was a nanny in New York https://havealaughonme.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/whod-be-a-nanny-in-new-york-me/ β€Žand I did all the picking up after ‘my two kids’ and then some.

No wonder my boss was so relaxed, happy and calm when she spent time with her kids, it’s because she knew some sucker, eg me, would clean up after them.

Not much I can do about it I suppose, unless I become an overnight success in some aspect of my life.

And I’m afraid I’m not that good looking or hot enough to become an “online success with the fellas” if you catch my drift.

The best I can do is be grateful I don’t have an overly fussy/tidy husband, who never tells me my house is a pigsty (he knows better).

Tell me I’m not the only one who DETESTS household chores?!


Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

21 thoughts on “Housework – not my children – is the reason I find motherhood so bloody hard

  1. Ha! I know what you mean – I have days I swear I’ve spent half the time with my butt in the air picking things up off the floor! I remind myself that my two will get bigger and {hopefully} learn to pick up after themselves! But yes, housework is rather relentless! Elisa xx

  2. Oh Emily, you must have been eaves dropping at my house this weekend!
    Me: “Honey, I’ve decided we need a cleaner. It’s the only way I’m going to calm down.”
    hehehe. I agree, everything else would be easy if not for the constant cleaning and tidying and tidying and cleaning and OMG is that A KILO OF RICE ON THE GODDAM FLOOR? Drives. Me. Insane.

  3. I hear you loud and clear! Cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. I walked into the lounge room and my thong stuck to the floor and my foot kept going, obviously something sticky left by one of them! I have an equally useless husband. If only I had the cleaning goggles of a man πŸ™‚

  4. I hate the housework!! Like you I spend all day getting food, I hate to think how much our food bill will be in a couple of years!! I hate picking up toys, if they are old enough to knowingly pull them all out then they can pickthem up and put them away!!

    • I’m clamping down on the pick up toy rule in this house, much to my kids disapproval. But I’m totally over it! Mind you only one is really old enough to realise the consequences of pulling out a million toys

  5. It’s relentless! I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. It’s hard to get motivated in this heat too.

  6. You’re definitely not the only one – and yes the heat makes everything harder. Mind you I can’t really use as excuse, we’ve got ducted AC so if I really wanted to I could flick that one and clean up my messy house, nup, totally over it

  7. I never thought of it like that but you are absolutely right!

  8. You’re not alone in this at all, I totally relate. My problem is I’m not a career oriented woman or a housewife. I suck at both! I wish I could have a cleaner, but unless they were around 24/7 it wouldn’t help anyway, because you clean up and its messy again in no time. Sigh.

    • You are totally right, just after No.3 was born I had 3 under 3.5 years and working about 25 hours a week I got a cleaner once a fortnight, but while my house was clean for one day, that was it. The next day I was back to cooking, cleaning and picking up ALL day. Mind you at least I didn’t have to clean the toilet and shower, HATE that.

  9. Housework is the great oppressor of women.

  10. Add me to the I hate housework list. It is the ruin of me I swear!

  11. I 100% agree with you Emily. I didn’t realise how much it was all dragging me down until these holidays. Having my husband take some of the load off has been heavenly. Unfortunately it won’t last but I’m soaking it up while I can – meanwhile I’ll dream of winning lotto so I can afford a nanny to clean up after us all – I do rather like the sound of that !

    • Maybe once they get older it’ll get better – but I still think once a women has children she is destined to clean FOREVER – ARGHH. Enjoy this week of doing a lot less than you usually do, you deserve it πŸ™‚

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