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Housework Rss

Alot of women on here say how they have to stay up till all hours of a night just to get the housework done or how they didn't get a load of washing done cause their DS/DD didn't have a long day sleep. Why is it you can't get it done in the day time?
This is just a question, i'm not having a dig at anyone.
Depends on what the housework is... emptying the dishwasher with the lil man awake is impossible unless there is someone else around to help he gets into everything, knives, glasses stands on the door etc..

Washing is easy he helps with that sometimes lol will empty it out if your not quick enough or will put it on again for you :/ (front loader.. loves pressing the buttons) so you can end up with the thing being washed 4 or 5 times if your not quick enough..

Folding washing also impossible you he leaves you alone for the majority then decides to come and help so cloths just end up everywhere.. same with washing the floors its impossible to keep him out of the bucket of water or he runs on the floors then slips and hurts himself so thats out..


Alot of women on here say how they have to stay up till all hours of a night just to get the housework done or how they didn't get a load of washing done cause their DS/DD didn't have a long day sleep. Why is it you can't get it done in the day time?
This is just a question, i'm not having a dig at anyone.

I live in a two bedroom flat. To put a load of washing on when home alone with the kids I have to carry dd2 down the stairs (two stories) to our garage strap her into the pram- she ran off yesterday, lay the rules on dd1, she's four and doesn't need the responsibility of watching her sister and then carry dd2 back up the stairs. I can't actually carry dd2 and washing up stairs and hanging space downstairs is at a minimum. I refuse to leave my kids up stair by themselves unless it's an emergency.

Tonight when dd2 goes to bed I hope dd1 will help tidy up and then i'll run over the floor with a carpet sweeper so's not to wake dd2. Hopefully dd1 won't be up too late and i'll do the dishes and get stuck into mount wash more, while watching some tv.

So for me it's lack of yard and space are the big issues,.

Alot of women on here say how they have to stay up till all hours of a night just to get the housework done or how they didn't get a load of washing done cause their DS/DD didn't have a long day sleep. Why is it you can't get it done in the day time?
This is just a question, i'm not having a dig at anyone.


For ME generally getting the dishes done or vacuuming etc is a task and a half as my sons are nagging at me or making a mess right behind me, so i just couldnt be bothered. As for clothes getting washed and hung, i get that done no matter what as the boys will just play outside while im hanging. But folding them is a different matter lol. They're right behind me unfolding them, so i wait till they go to bed.
I agree with you for some of that.. Depends of your kids aswell. My DS2 has just started to become a cyclone house wrecker!!! I mean crazy stuff LOL!!!! Pulling crap out of everywhere he can get his little hands lol..

Hence the bedroom doors are ALWAYS shut! i have a baby gate on the kitchen door so i can cook and wash up without him emptying everything from every draw!!

But then it also depnds on his mood sometimes i can put him outside the gate and he will sit and play other times he will scream the house down to be picked up... I will happily cook dinner and do whatever i can with him on my hip but such things as mopping, folding, hanging washing, washing dishes just cant be done unless he is asleep or happy to play on his own which is not often LOL!!!
I just can't be frogged doing housework! laugh laugh
I did just do a quick vacuum tho... that's pretty good for me! lol

I find it reasonably easy to clean (if I am so inclined to do so) whilst kids are around.. But maybe I'm lucky in that I have a nice big yard where I can turf the kids out if I need to, and my laundry is in the bathroom so I can shut the door...
And the kids don't cause me that much trouble?? DD and DS just followed me around while vac'ing and I just mucked around with them (sucked their tops etc).

Easy!

Mind you there was a mess 10 secs after I'd put the vac away... <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' /> huh


Im so busy just dealing with DS and DD. I get a few things done like tidying up, dishes and washing. Folding waits till it is in a big pile and i do it when both are asleep DD's helping just creates more mess. In 1 hour with DS napping and DP taking DD out i can get so much done. That is the plan as DP has taken DD to his mums but DS is wide awake. Atm we are all sick so the house is a mess.
I wonder that as well. I have always just assumed that it must be alot busier with more than one child. Most weeks I have no problem getting all of my housework done during the day. I just do a bit on each of the days I'm not at uni.
With a 27 month old and a 13 month old I choose to not cause myself any heartache by being constantly interupted and getting frustrated when I'm doing "the housework". That gets done when they're not around (ie sleeping) or have someone else to distract/take care of them.

Both girls have a fascination with the dishwasher, so that doesnt get opened/closed unless they are asleep. I can even show you pics of DD2 sitting in the dishwasher after I left the room for a quick loo break. smile

I put washing on at night and hang it out in the morning. I also do loads of washing while they're sleeping through the day and try my best to fold the clothes before I go to bed at night. It is seriously not worth the battle of trying to fold clothes with "helpers" as the clothes will end up on the floor and only infuriate me, so I dont bother.

So, for me....it might seem that I'm up all night doing housework, but that is because I choose not to do it through the day.
Ergh. Night time for me is for relaxing not housework!
I tend to do all my housework in the morning so I have the rest of the day to spend with the girls & I just tidy up as I go. When DD2 is being a tad difficult I put her in her Bumbo seat on the bench next to the sink so I can do the dishes etc..
And like someone else posted, I can cook a meal & various other things with a baby on my hip-now thats talent cool Hahaha!
You just find what works for you best & stick to it!

Oh the other day I went to go to the loo and dd2 saw me and ran to the dinning table to climb up. I had to put her in her cot. Not fun.
For me it's because I hate being stuck at home all day. So we're usually out and about and only home for the sleeps.
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