With 5 kids and a bunch of animals the house gets dirty -- very dirty, fast.
Today I spent hours cleaning, dusting, mopping, straightening, and lots and lots of laundry.
In the end I was really happy. My house was clean!
Then the kids came in. In minutes... no seconds.... they managed to unclean a lot of what I did today. There were crumbs everywhere! More LAUNDRY! A full sink of dishes! How did this happen?
My mother can keep the house clean effortlessly (at least it seems effortless). I am very jealous of her skills in this area- maybe I'll get better with time.
I firmly believe that if something takes an hour to clean it should take more than 2 seconds to unclean- that needs to be a rule somewhere.
All I can do is laugh. If I wanted a clean house having 5 kids and a lot of animals is not a good idea- its a good thing my mess tolerance is pretty high.