I don't know if it is the change in routine that sends my housework routine into rebel mode or the fact that with the children at home you can tidy and 5 minutes later it looks worse than before you started.
I am not sure if I should have a rota so the children can help 'do their bit' or whether or not as a stay at home Mum it means that all the cleaning falls under my jurisdiction. Do parents make housework rotas that their children actually stick to and not try and bribe their sibling to do their job for them?
I find myself running round doing as much as possible before I cook tea in a flurry of activity with sprays and cleaners so it at least smells like I have spent the entire day cleaning but to be honest I think I am sick to death of cleaning - mutiny!
Instead of doing chores and the usual nagging of the kids to "Move that plate" or "Put your dishes in the dishwasher not on the side in the kitchen" I chose to sit down and enjoy our lovely gift that arrived today of some rather cute Alvin and The Chipmunks biscuits and a copy of the new Chipwrecked DVD, which I have to say I quite liked and the kids loved. It was nice to curl up and enjoy a film together as a family.
There is something quite cute about singing animals and perhaps the fact that they became 'Chip-wrecked' gave rise to my own mutiny.
The dismal April showers added to my lack of enthusiasm and after the injection of warm weather into the air last week I felt cold and miserable. A day spent on the sofa watching a film with the kids was just what was needed. Perhaps we all need a little mutiny now and then...