Shamed Into Cleaning
I have hated cleaning my entire life. I am in my late 20's now and I'm not much better at cleaning or organizing than I was as a kid. As a child living at home, and as a teen and young adult, my room was always a disaster. My parents would see it and flip out on me and I'd get in trouble, so I'd clean it, but withing a couple of days it would be a wreck again.
I am now married and a mother. I find it even more impossible to keep the house clean. I also have several pets who don't make things any easier on me. My husband is an even worse slob than I am.
The truth is, it's not that I don't know how to clean, it's just that there are so many other things I would rather be doing. Surfing the web, watching TV, taking a nap...pretty much ANYTHING but clean. I just get so discouraged when I spend hours cleaning just for the house to be a mess the next day. I am the only one who cleans, and I'm just sick of it. Sometimes I wish I could just move to a tiny apartment somewhere just me and my kid. I know the place would be neat and tidy, no husband or pets to mess it up.
I hate having unexpected guests. My mother in law invites herself over CONSTANTLY and I can't stand it. I get so embarrassed. She knows her son is a filthy pig, yet when she sees a mess in our house she gives me this look and sometimes makes comments like it's all me.
I love a clean home, and I can't stand clutter, but I'm just exhausted most of the time. I'm waiting for the day that they invent self-cleaning homes. :)