Think I make it look too easy...

So this is the rundown of what I do in a typical day...I clean the house...the whole house everyday including sweeping and moping the entire thing becasue we have hardwood floors, I don't even ask my husband to take out the garbage, do at least a load or two of laundry, do schoolwork, work 5 hours every night (from home so I'm still taking care of everyone while I work) cook all the meals, all while taking care of a two year old and a newborn who is breastfed and taking care of my husband. Well, today my Mom came over and we went out and mowed all of the yard and pulled weeds...with both kids in tow. When my husband got home he didn't even mention it. When I said something about it he just acted like it was perfectly natural for me to have done all the yard work as if I don't have enough to do every day. I honestly think I make it look too easy to him...or maybe I'm just being a big baby...not sure but all I know is that I'm exhausted! I also have to say that he is not normally like that, that's why I think I've made him think that this is easy.

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    05/29/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Aw! Well I have to give it to you. Our house is a wreck. And it has been since Elianna was born! We live in a townhouse so it's a smaller space with a lot of stuff. But wow, I hope he starts to notice more!!!! Hubby would be so happy if I cleaned that much. Maybe you can give me some pointers on how to clean! It just all looks so overwhelming. Lol.
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    05/29/15
    We have a somewhat small place too. We are in a duplex so it's not huge. The best thing I have ever done is to get rid of all of the "extra" stuff. Especially the dishes. We have enough dishes for me to prepare a meal and for us to eat on and that is it. That way it forces me to keep that clean. I can't handle the house being a mess, but I was single for a LONG time so cleaning so much was just a normal part of my life. I have had to learn to let go of some of my OCD ways with having kids but it is hard.
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    06/01/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Oh, wow! Yea, I think hubby and I are going to have to go through our stuff and get rid of some of it. We have a lot!! It seems like all the extra stuff just lays around and leaves a mess!! I like to be clean I just have a really hard time finding the energy to really do it. Last night hubby and I stayed up super late & cleaned part of the house and that felt good! Hopefully I can get more done this week. But it is hard once you have kids!
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    06/01/15
    It is so hard once you have kids. My husband is really good about helping me especially if things get too messy and I get overwhelmed by it...mostly in our sons room cause that kid can destroy a room in about two seconds! Lol some days my son will just follow behind me and destroy each room I've just cleaned. Those are days I just give up for a few hours. Lol
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    06/01/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Oh, our son too! He is like a little hurricane lol!!
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      05/29/15
      5Tabitha
      Wow lady. My house is a wreck. My parents came and helped with the overgrown gardens. I make hubby mow-I told him I can't do everything and if he wanted me to mow he better be paying somebody.
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      05/29/15
      Normally my husband mows the yards, I was trying to be nice but I guess it backfired on me. lol He will be doing it from now on....well...maybe. I love doing yard work too. lol
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      05/29/15
      5Tabitha
      Lol oh I love it too. I told him he either cooks on the day that needs mowed or he mows. ;)
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      05/29/15
      My schedule went out the window when the baby was born. lol I think that is why I am so stressed. I am a schedule type of person, I like things organized and a certain way and with a newborn and a two year old it's not always possible.
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      06/01/15
      5Tabitha
      I tried a schedule... It went out the window when we got sick and never returned.
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        06/02/15
        I have learned that the more you do for them sometimes it backfires and they just start to expect it. I used to be like that trying to get everything done so all my husband had to worry about was work and the big maintenance stuff for the house. I even taught myself how to use a trimmer and mow the lawn. After my second one was born, it just became too much so now if I don't have time to get everything done around the house, I don't worry about it. Eventually he notices when he comments how things are such a mess..............yep :) My response is now "I know"
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        Birth: September 14
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        Stay at home wife and Mom. I have an older step son that is an amazing young man. My husband and myself have a little boy and newborn girl. Balancing life isn't always easy but it's always worth it :-)