I’m not sure there’s any way for parents to go through the process of cleaning with an awake, active baby without allowing the child to make a mess in one place while you clean up somewhere else. I can have time to fold laundry… if Kara is happily pulling books off the shelf. I can pick up those books… if she’s pulling all the recycling out of the bin. If I was foolish enough to leave the laundry basket on the floor, I can do dishes… if she pulls all the clean clothes out of the basket.
I doubt I will ever feel useless or bored again in my life.