Yep, I figured it out. My lack of housekeeping is directly related to homeschooling. I have never been Martha Stewart, but I haven’t always been the….whatever it is I am now. I realized it’s been the last few years since it’s been so bad, (even Alan has struggled to figure out what’s gone wrong, because he will admit I have not always been this way) and at first I was just thinking it had something to do with moving back here, or disliking this house, or something….when I realized, hey! It’s all fallen apart the last 3 years or so….exactly the amount of years I’ve been homeschooling!! Haha! I have an excuse…. I mean, reason. Okay, so it’s not exactly the homeschooling bit…it is the fact that Kiki and I are always home. Keeping the house clean used to be easy. Alan and I worked all the time, so we didn’t have that much time to mess the place up. We’d spend a few hours a week tidying, dusting, vacuuming and etc. and it stayed fairly decent ’til the next week. I don’t know, since I haven’t lived that life, but I guess that if your kids are gone at school all day, and maybe even at after-school care as well, it’d be pretty much the same. How much mess can you really make if you’re not home? But Kiki and I are here, messing stuff up, making 3 meals a day, and not always cleaning up immediately after ourselves. Sure, you’d think always being home means more time to clean, but it’s really much more time to mess the place up. So, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it!