We are renting a lovely little house. It’s mine and Dan’s first house together (not including the disastrous student house). It has three bedrooms, a master with an en-suite, a spare room/ office with a desk and a sofa bed in and Alfie’s adorable nursery (painted purple and for a girl – that’s how it was when we moved in!)
It is perfect for our little family! The only problem is storage space, or the lack of it as it is. This leads to Alfie’s toys, pushchair, bouncer etc. being all over the front room, making it look messy and therefor you have to tidy before you clean. Now that was fine when it was me and Dan, but now Alfie is here, he does not let me do anything, because he doesn’t want to be put down!
Time for housework? What’s that?!
I’m lucky if he naps for long enough for me to have lunch, or shower, or pay some bills, but he never naps long enough for that and housework and doing it in the evenings when I could be spending time with Dan is just, well, crap!
Today I gave in and even tried putting him in his bouncer and put on some baby tv channels, so I could clean… Did it work?
Typical. We said we didn’t want a baby that just sat in front of the tv all day… Well we got what we wished for!
So what do I do? We’ve got some fantastic friends and fantastic parents that will have Alfie for a couple of hours here and there so that we can do this kinda thing, but that’s not ideal!
To make things worse and to rub in the fact Alfie is a pain, the landlady let us know that she was coming to do a house inspection at the weekend… Cue stressing about the state of the house!
If anybody has a cleaning fairy, please send them my way!
Mummy Fox xx