So I have posted a ton of really embarrassing things on here. So why I would be reaaalllyyy embarassed to talk about this, I don't know. Other then maybe it makes me feel like a failure or something?
When I was a kid, our house was so clean! My mother was a cleaning maniac. Every Saturday morning I can remember laying in my bed trying to sleep in and she would be cleaning my brother's room and my bathroom singing at the top of her lungs. In my selfish teenage times especially, this would realllllyyyy annoy me because #1) It woke me up and #2) While she had a good singing voice she typically would sing the same 20 seconds of song over and over and over again rather then singing the whole song!
She would then move on to dusting and vacuuming. And my mother was NEVER the type to let dishes sit. Nope - as soon as the meal was over they would get washed and later, when we had a dishwasher, they would get placed in the dishwasher.
She did this all while working full time and taking care of the family. My father never helped out with indoor chores and neither did my brother and I.
I did not inherit this drive. I HATE cleaning. I mean I HATE it. I was always a SLOB as a kid. Not dirty, mind you, just messy. And that has continued into my adult life. AND Marc helps out a lot so I have no excuse! But, it is what it is.
So last week after just feeling completely overwhelmed and having no time to do ANYTHING and looking at our bathroom that needed to be cleaned, I threw up my hands and called a housekeeper. She came out and gave me an estimate and she was hired.
As we speak she and her team are scrubbing my house top to bottom. I can't wait to get home to a sparkling clean house. There are better things I could be doing with that money, I know. But I guess when weighing it out, it's about priorities and balance, and this is worth it for me.
After she cleans today, she'll let me know how often she recommends coming in and how much it will be. I'm thinking I won't be able to afford it, but starting with a clean slate will help me - in theory - keep up and if I do a little each night, I won't need her to come in again.
That's my hope!! Because this I will never be: