My husband is finally back from his trip. My house has returned to normal, and our little girl is happy again. For 4 days, I had a CLEAN house. Within 11 hours upon his arrival, the floor was covered with clothes, socks, bags, ties, belts, shoes.... There were 7 empty glasses leaving trails from the kitchen, to his chair, to the bedroom, and back to the kitchen. Trash had piled up on the bar, and a heaping stack of unorganized papers rested next to my husband's computer.
This sounds so lame, but I would rather have the messy house than an empty, boring, lonely, clean one.