I feel like all week I have been cleaning only to have the mess get worse. Deep down, I know it looks worse but is actually improving. One of the things about not having someone else doing in-home childcare is that things are much less likely to turn up in inappropriate random locations, so part of the clean-up is fixing that. I just found Margaret's blue shoe that had been missing for at least two weeks in the box of misc. Duncan toys. Of course it also means that going forward no one is teaching the kids Chinese, or calling Martin "Xiao Ding-Ding".