Would You Rather . . .

Have your house cleaned twice a month for a year . . .

Or spend four nights in a tropical location with a loved one but without your kids?







  • Alana @ Domestic Bliss Diaries
    May 24, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Oh, the cleaning! Hands down! ;). A tropical getaway would be nice but I’d much rather have cleaning help as I do NOT like to clean.

  • marcella
    May 24, 2012 at 1:12 am

    The housecleaning! Having my house clean 24 times v. 4 days of fun? Easy choice. Besides we could do something fun with all that new free time 🙂

  • Alison
    May 24, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Vacation, for sure. Ethan is very good about helping me keep the house clean. But the housecleaning IS tempting. Four nights of solid rest and not worrying about anything but just the two of us sounds so much more worth it.

    • Erica {let why lead}
      May 24, 2012 at 5:34 am

      You lucked out with Ethan’s tidy ways! I agree – BOTH are tempting! I can never decide. 🙂

  • Becky K
    May 24, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Definitely the cleaning. With the time I’d save on scrubbing, we could have enough fun family outings in a year to almost equal a tropical vacation, anyway. And I’d be a much less grumpy mom. When my space is clean and organized, my brain works better – it’s how I’m wired! Great question!

  • Leigh W.
    May 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Housecleaning, undoubtedly!

  • Karylle
    May 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Well for me.. I would love cleaning! Maybe I can have a great holiday with my husband together with my kids soon..

  • Leah aka FFPMaMMa
    May 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    normally I would say cleaning, but right now my marriage needs some focused attention. Our marriage might go through a revolutionary change if we had 4 days alone. A clean house cannot fix my marriage issues.

  • Sarah
    May 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Ooh….good question. Jon’s pretty good about helping with the cleaning, so I’d definitely have to take the vacation….clearly, since we already are! Can you get the best of both worlds and have the house cleaning AND a smaller, closer mini-vacation alone??? We’ll watch your kids. 🙂

    • Erica {let why lead}
      May 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      You’re cute, Sarah. Thanks! I’m not really heavily weighing either, but do LOVE our overnight swaps. The boys are so excited for their “sleepover” with your kiddos tonight! Party!

  • Bridget
    May 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    lol, housecleaning, definitely. Not so much because it’s cleaning, but I prefer a longer term benefit vs using it all up in one big bang.

  • Ashley Ditto
    May 25, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I’m taking the cleaning! If someone would just come clean, I would have so much more time that I could spend doing things with my loved ones! CLEANING FOR SURE!

  • Kendall
    May 26, 2012 at 2:35 am

    VACATION! Maybe it’s this time in life (having a newborn dependent on me for life and all) that dictates my decision, but I would much rather have four days away without worrying about kids or who is babysitting them…etc. And cleaning isn’t so bad.

  • Jennie
    May 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Well, I’m not sure it’s fair since we don’t have kids to consider, but I would definitely go for the vacation. We are pretty tidy so our house never gets that bad. But what I wouldn’t give to get away for a while and not worry about anything! Though can we change the tropical to Alaska?

    • Erica {let why lead}
      May 29, 2012 at 6:12 am

      Of course you can change it to Alaska! Make it happen, girl! 🙂

  • Alaina
    May 27, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Well, I was going to say cleaning hands down, but reading other’s posts… eh, cleaning. I’d still go with cleaning. But mostly because I think both my kids are at a pretty easy age where we get predictable sleep and predictable nap times/quiet times, so I feel like we have plenty of time alone.

  • Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
    May 31, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Vacation! Even though I don’t love cleaning, it gives me time to think and plan things. It also gives me a sense of accomplishment when things are going crazy in our house!

  • Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy
    June 7, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Erica, I’m new here, but have you read All the Money in the World? That is JUST the kind of question the author would pose!

    • Erica {let why lead}
      June 7, 2012 at 2:47 am

      Thanks, Anne! I just looked it up and added it to my goodreads! I can’t wait to read it! Just from the description, I’m guessing that that is how my husband thinks. I’m glad he’s rubbing off on me. 🙂

      Thanks so much for commenting!