I’ve been told by my mom friends that, once you’re fully responsible, 24 hours a day, for a living, breathing human who cannot take care of himself at all, you realize just how much spare time you used to have on your hands. You thought you were busy then, but mom you laughs at you back then. HA! That was busy? Oooh. Poor little you. Had to hit the gym before work and grab drinks with friends after work. Maybe do a little house cleaning after dinner. When you become a parent, you’d be grateful for a day like that—sounds like a vacation. You also realize how much space you used to have in your brain. You realize it because now, there are just so many things you used to fixate on and obsess over that you’ve entirely forgotten existed. You can’t even mourn them. You can’t even care. You don’t even have the mental capacity to mourn your life, pre-baby. Here are things you stop caring about when you become a mom.
Cleaning the place before hosting
You are not going to make any attempt to make the place look nice before guests come over. You’re honestly a hero for having guests over at all. But making the place look spick and span? Not happening. You may just shove all the dirty laundry and toys into a couple rooms and tell people not to go in there. That will be the extent of your cleanup.