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10 Miserable Everyday Chores All Parents Hate

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Chores are a part of adult life for everyone and obviously, they are not meant to be fun. Although I will cop to a sick pleasure when I see all the junk my Dyson picks up, I will say that I do not enjoy cleaning for the most part. When I had my kids, I came to realize that in addition to what I already do, there are chores all parents hate that childless people don’t have to deal with. They are soul-crushing, miserable chores that suck the life out of you and make you want to fast-forward time to the point where your kids aren’t making messes every five minutes. Yes, our kids are adorable and these years are precious but I dare you to say that while doing any of the below:

1. Cleaning The Diaper Genie

go vomit

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The Diaper Genie was not in our house for very long because I quickly realized that it caused more trouble than it was worth. After six months, it gave off a funk that no amount of disinfecting could prevent and on top of that, I was so over scraping shit off the side of it when an especially mushy diaper splatted out during the “push down” process. Vomit.

2. Wiping Pee Off The Toilet Seat

no thank you please

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Why, God? Why did you make little boys physically unable to avoid peeing on the toilet seat? This is now a daily chore for me as my son cannot seem to stop the dribbling and spraying.

3. Scrubbing The Highchair 

why oh why

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Trying to get the petrified peas and dried on yogurt out of those crevices is pretty much futile. Yet, I did it daily anyway.

4. Sweeping/Vacuuming

always cleaning

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Kids spill stuff. Like, a lot. Trying to keep the floors from looking like they belong in a frat house is a constant effort.

5. Tiny Laundry Duty

laundry never ends

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Adult arms do not fit nicely through the arms and legs of kid’s clothes. I hate trying to turn them all right-side in. Oh, and as a parent, the laundry never ends. The piles have sex and reproduce overnight, like bunnies. It’s science.

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