and NOT a work/life balance because life should come before work, just as it often comes before tidy in this house.
Empty the dishwasher or bake with the kids….? Choose baking please my dears. It may (as in our case) mean the floor needs another hoover, the kids will probably need a bath to get flour out of their hair, the doors and perhaps some areas of walls may have extra sticky fingers smudges and the cakes might just taste just a little bit interesting but I hope when they are old and too busy for me that they remember the fun they had baking. Just as I fondly remember baking with my mum.
The dishwasher can always be emptied when they are eating their cakes and you’ll have a chance to give the bathroom a wipe down while they make bubble beards.