Having Reyme was good in one way. Everyone was so happy to be rid of her that they were willing to work extra! Me included. Even though it hasn't been easy. I get back from work and cook dinner, feed JE, do dishes, wipe table/JE's chair/floor, prepare baby food for SE, cut fruits, feed SE and then wash up. By that time it'll be after 9pm, less than 1 hour before bedtime. Hubby would watch the kids (and the TV) while I attend to the chores.
Weekends I wake up early to clean the floor and toilets. I also took annual leave to catch up on chores and baby-food-making. Having kids is double-edged - it means having more to clean and also more REASON to clean. Can't be having a dirty house when JE is roaming around touching everything and SE is crawling about! From me, the house got cleaned twice a week, laundry was done twice a week and the aquarium once every 2 weeks.
Hubby took up fewer chores (what do you expect of Mr-Only-Son-With-4-sisters heh) but he did water the plants, bathe the kids and occasionally wash the cars.
I help take care of baby sister
Overall we managed. On the plus side, it was nice having the house to ourselves, doing things and going about without having to think of the maid. And hubby was home more instead of being with his drinking buddies. The biggest minus to me was sacrificing time with the kids. While hubby disliked having to watch them at all.
Our new maid should be coming this week. Hope this one will work out.
And we both help with the snacks ok?
(Heh both love messing around in THIS cupboard)