CHAOS: Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome

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I was flipping through the book that Josie from ‘Sleep is for the Week’ sent me for the Secret Gift Club this month and came across the expression CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome) and absolutely loved it.  You know the times you think of having an impromptu coffee morning, then have a quick look at the state of the house and discount it immediately as it would take too much effort to get the house in a presentable order.  So you all opt to meet at a dreaded soft play centre.

My only advice is….


I’ve taken a load of stick on Twitter about my cleaner.  One person even unfollowed me when I joked about ‘loving my cleaner more than my husband’ as he said he couldn’t cope with my middle class smugness.  Arse!

I have to say it’s the best £16 a week I spend, which is nothing compared to my wine budget.  She comes for two hours and it ensures that the loos, floors, kitchen are done once a week, although we manage to trash it within minutes.  Seriously, if you’re having trouble keeping up get one!  Hubby did broach getting rid of her at one point to save money, but he changed his mind when I threatened to insert the broom……

Both my husband and I work, so our weekends are very precious to us and I don’t want to spend it wearing Marigolds!