When I got back from OK last week, I told Eli the house seemed really messy and dirty to me. I felt like it was getting overwhelming and piling up around me. He told me it was because I had just come from my mom's house where it is always clean (except when Ethan and I are there!). I told my mom what he said because what women doesn't want to hear someone thinks her house is always clean?
Mom said to me: Don't worry about what your house looks like. You will have many years after your kids are gone to keep a clean house.