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Christmas present

I told my husband I wanted storage totes and a day to clean the house for Christmas. He just looked at me like it was a trick. We have a 2 yr old and I just want a clean house!!!! Instead of piles. Am I the only one?

  • Aida
    Dec 04

    You're not the only one, Lol! We have an almost 4 year old and a second one on the way. I honestly can’t think of anything I want for Xmas. But getting a day to clean and organize would be amazing! And maybe another day to relax with a massage and some alone time would be the icing on the cake. Thanks for helping me figure out what to ask for!!

  • Heather
    Dec 06

    No your not! I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with the shear amount of cleaning/weeding out of stuff no longer needed or wanted/sorting through items my lo no longer needs,wears,and toys!!! But I’ve gone off the deep end, and am looking to do something other than cleaning...like what else am I going to do with the time??? 🤭😆🤗

  • Nathan
    Dec 07

    It’s taken me too long to understand how much a clean house means to my wife. I’ve also sometimes been slow to implement her wishes. If she was asking me for time to clean the house, then for me it would be helpful to get a couple of suggestions on how I might give her a day by herself (Take our child to the zoo for the morning, stop by a fast food restaurant with a play area for an extended lunch, and then visit the library for the afternoon) followed by some encouragement, like, “I would really appreciate the gift of a day to clean. I’m asking you to take up this challenge to have a happy time demonstrating your ability to be a great dad. I know you can do it, and I’ll be so happy to see you both again at the end of the day. Let’s think about something nice for dinner. Maybe you could bring home a pizza.” Alternatively, you could suggest that he research and hire a cleaning service to come in while you all go on a fun outing together.